I read from the 1974 Turing Award Lecture by Don Knuth.
Thoughts on Functional Programming Podcast
An off-the-cuff stream of Functional Programming ideas, skills, patterns, and news from Functional Programming expert Eric Normand.
We read and discuss the 1973 ACM Turing Award Lecture by Charles W. Bachman.
We read from and comment on Edsger Dijkstra’s 1972 Turing Award Lecture called The Humble Programmer. Is the problem with programming that we don’t recognize our own limitations? We’ll explore that and more.
Do abstract and general mean the same thing? I don’t think so. I’ve actually stopped using the term ‘abstraction’ because it’s so laden with semantic baggage. We explore what they do mean in different contexts, and why abstract is not a relative term.
In this episode, we explore why Clojure’s stance of not wrapping data much is so powerful in the world we live in.
In this episode, I read from and discuss a comment thread between Rich Hickey and Alan Kay.
In this episode, I read from David Parnas’s important paper on modularity.
In this episode, I explore the notion of fit and how it is missing from the Stratified Design paper.
In this episode, I read and comment on excerpts from John McCarthy’s 1971 Turing Award Lecture.