From idea to weblog to research

While I was doing my morning reading I came across this weblog by Jeffrey Kegler about his parser called Marpa. My post is not about his parser, even though it’s very interesting. This post is about the way the weblog guides and explains the work and ideas in the parser. It even includes historical information about where the ideas come from. It made me think about the work Simon Peyton-Jones has done on writing a research paper....

December 2, 2011

Dear readers, who are you?

With thanks to Startup Lessons Learned for the idea. Small four question survey

November 2, 2010

Problems while measuring performance

While browsing around StackOverflow I found a page about Square root function implementation. One of the answer points to an article containing different implementations of square root. One of the things I like to do is pointing out obvious errors in benchmarks. It’s not that I don’t have an intimate understanding of these things, but if I can point out the error, is has to be obvious. One of the obvious errors in time measurement can be shown using a short pseudo code example....

August 27, 2010