Server Names For a New Generation
That might be a good (new) scheme as well: Coca Cola, Coca Cola Light/Diet Coke, Coca Cola Zero, Coca Cola Vanilla, Coca Cola Cherry, Coca Cola Lime, Caffeine-Free Coca-Cola. And it might be extended with other drinks from the brand: Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Fruitopia, Dasani, Simply Orange, (etc)
Share Your iPhone Location Data Like You Mean It
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Also pretty cool, they immediately posted a blogpost crediting me, tnx guys!
Knuth Plans 'Earthshaking Announcement' Wednesday
There's a conference for TeX? That's an earth shattering thought on its own!
Go, Google's New Open Source Programming Language
What you are describing isn't really a language thing, its more the IDE or compiler. Sure we could use smarter compilers and/or IDE's. For example when you forget a semi-colon in Java the compilers are smart enough to point out the exact location... but it doesn't fix it. Probably because it wants you to learn and correct your code...?
I'd rather have very smart tooling which gets to know me and corrects me. A bit like Spring Roo works in Java, a genie which just assists you. But I imagine something even smarter, like you said, on the fly typo-correction, but also using the knowledge other tools have, like FindBug, detecting (possible) coding-errors while writing them. Maybe auto-generate certain structures that are used a lot.
Open Source Search Engine Benchmarks
Hrm, this had absolutely nothing to do with the language. It has almost everything to do with the algorithms.
Its very hard to compare languages, maybe if you use the languages to implement the exact same algorithm and let it run for a long while... But that still doesn't really compare it well enough.
Like somebody already said: Bubble sort in C++ is (almost) always slower then a quicksort in Java.
Bjarne Stroustrup On Educating Software Developers
No..!? You mean..? Is it true..? Did they finally found a way to reproduce?