Category haskell

STM, For Reals

In an earlier post post I mentioned software transactional memory (STM) as an alternative to using locks that maintains one’s ability to compose solutions to problems. That’s all well and good, but does anyone actually use it other than as a research toy? The answer to that question is yes: the team that I work […]

pointer-less?

One thing I remember about Java back when I was working on enterprisey sorts of things is that for a language that supposedly has no pointers it sure seemed like we got a lot of NullPointerExceptions. NullPointerException was definitely the biggest cause of production bugs followed closely by ClassCastException. So if a language is purported […]