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Walter Bright Ports D To the Mac

captnjameskirk Holy design problem, Batman! (404 comments)

Problem after problem was traced back to the use of global variables. Over time I'd eliminated a lot of them, but there's a lot left. It's hard to change how a function works if there's a back channel of globals passing state around. Globals break encapsulation, making code difficult to understand.

Sounds like it's time to refactor some code there Walt.

more than 5 years ago
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Red Hat Enlists Community Help To Fight Patent Trolls

captnjameskirk Re:Amiga 1000... (166 comments)

Assuming that "multiple in-memory screens" would be covered by this patent, Amiga 1000 did in fact have this in 1985. I did some checking to be sure, and it appears that not only were multiple workspaces supported, but each workspace could even have a different resolution and color depth. It also appears to have supported dragging items from one workspace to another.

more than 5 years ago
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Review of 'MacHeads' Documentary

captnjameskirk Re:Fanboys (277 comments)

"inexplicable"... You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

more than 5 years ago
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World's Oldest Bible Going Online

captnjameskirk Re:The resurection in early documents (1183 comments)

It's the ascension of Jesus into Heaven that's missing from this version of Mark. And the ascension is NOT missing from the other Gospels in the Sinaiticus. And despite the article summary, the other Gospels and New Testament writings in the Sinaiticus specifically reference the Resurrection.

more than 6 years ago

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