On code
Posted on September 12th, 2007
I slept roughly well. That is to say I slept just fine, but feel like an assault victim. My right side has been the major protester, but numerous other spots are stiff and complaining today.

I spent the day coding or reading about code. I've completed all 81 programming tests as best I can without using any external references or assistance. Unfortunately I failed to make 26 of them work. So I was able to code a good two thirds of the tests with little trouble. That's encouraging. I've spent some time looking up how to do the failed tests and discovered that about 4 of them weren't doable because the language doesn't support the feature being tested. Once I had the information I needed it was simple to write the solutions.

I've reached chapter 14 of the programming theory ebook. There are 15 chapters total, so perhaps tomorrow I'll finish it. Despite the fact the author is making a new toy programming language he's going into depth on both C and vanilla Pascal. Researching them might be rather interesting. The book hails from 1988-1989 (it was updated over time), so some of the comments are no longer valid.

One things that's interesting to note is that, according to this author, Pascal was designed to be easy to parse while C was designed to be easy to write.

On another note there are three links of interest for today; none of them are as solemn as the one posted yesterday.

The first link is an older YouTube video that I randomly thought about last night. PSA: Look before you leap. What can I say? My brain goes weird places.

Although this is potentially weirder: "LEGO" shoes.

Lastly the IT crowd presents a parody of the anti-piracy infomercials that is a bit more accurate to how some of the upper class think. Stealing is wrong. At least nobody has called it "the Google" lately.
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