Everything about golang

What's in the box?

Here's a sentence I find myself saying several times a week:

...or we could just box it.

There's two remarkable things about this sentence.

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Aiming for correctness with types

The Nature weekly journal of science was first published in 1869. And after one and a half century, it has finally completed one cycle of carcinization, by publishing an article about the Rust programming language.

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Abstracting away correctness

I've been banging the same drum for years: APIs must be carefully designed.

This statement doesn't resonate the same way with everyone. In order to really understand what I mean by "careful API design", one has to have experienced both ends of the spectrum.

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I want off Mr. Golang's Wild Ride

My honeymoon with the Go language is extremely over.

This article is going to have a different tone from what I've been posting the past year - it's a proper rant. And I always feel bad writing those, because, inevitably, it discusses things a lot of people have been working very hard on.

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Reading files the hard way - Part 2 (x86 asm, linux kernel)

Looking at that latest mental model, it's.. a bit suspicious that every program ends up calling the same set of functions. It's almost like something different happens when calling those.

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Huffman 101

Let's play a game: your objective is to guess a word, but you can only ask yes or no questions. You should also aim to ask as few questions as possible.

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