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2 pages tagged with "philosophy"

Feature Bias, or Rethinking the Blub Paradox

January 23, 2016 - 680 words - 4 mins
I got a lot of great feedback on my previous post "Rust and the Blub Paradox", which inspired me to write a follow-up. In its original formulation, the Blub Paradox is something of a tool for people to feel smug about their favorite language. I heard a lot of feedback that it feels condes… read more

Rust and the Blub Paradox

January 22, 2016 - 2985 words - 15 mins
A few weeks ago, I read an analysis of Rust, D, and Go by Andrei Alexandrescu. Andrei, a respected member of the C++ community and a core developer of the D programming language, took a stab at Rust at the end of his writeup with what seems like a pretty astute observation: "Reading any amount… read more