So apparently Go doesn’t have a set data type in its stdlib?? When reading up on it I found this blog which suggests this nonsense instead, using a hashmap with empty anonymous structs as values. https://www.davidkaya.com/sets-in-golang/
I guess it’s not *wrong* if you don’t have sets builtin. Making the best of an awkward situation, but. What if the language just provided sets like Python, Ruby, Rust, etc.
It’s been a few years, but I think the -no-cpp-precomp post is still one of my best. Compiler archaeology is fun - always interesting digging through long-forgotten compiler flags in buildsystems to track down what they once meant. http://www.mistys-internet.website/blog/blog/2013/10/19/no-cpp-precomp-the-compiler-flag-that-time-forgot/
Putting out a request: do you work for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries? There’s a rare CD-ROM I’m looking for for research purposes, and it appears the only copy held in North America is in that library. Any help is appreciated. https://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/9910761664802121
I’m hearing reports that the current Google outage is so bad it’s caused Google to bounce emails with the status for “this address doesn’t exist”. I definitely got GitHub and Kickstarter mark my address as “undeliverable”, which.. is very bad.
So, I guess… if you use Gmail, check every website you’re registered for to see if you need to reverify your address? I definitely had to reverify those two sites.
So excited for the new features in Ruby 3. The writeup on the preview build has some good details. Static typing, including analysis tools! True multithreading without an interpreter lock! And of course the Ruby 3x3 performance improvements. https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2020/12/08/ruby-3-0-0-preview2-released/
Autoconf 2.70 has all the wonky patch notes you expect from a system that’s been around forever. https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/autotools-announce/2020-12/msg00001.html
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