Saturday, April 27, 2019
What's Going Down at the TIOBE Index? Swift, Surprisingly
Last month I expressed my surprise at the fact that Objective-C was recovering its rankings in the TIOBE index, not quite to the lofty #3 s...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Accessors Have Message Obsession
Just came across and older post by Nat Pryce on Message Obsession , which he describes as the opposite end of a spectrum from Primitive Obs...
Saturday, March 23, 2019
What's up at the TIOBE Index? Surprisingly, Objective-C
When Apple introduced Swift, Objective-C quickly dropped down from its number 3 spot in the TIOBE index. Way down. And it certainly seemed o...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
LISP Macros, Delayed Evaluation and the Evolution of Smalltalk
At a recent Clojure Berlin Meetup , Veit Heller gave an interesting talk on Macros in Clojure. The meetup was very enjoyable, and the talk...
Friday, March 8, 2019
Software-ICs, Binary Compatibility, and Objective-Swift
Swift recently achieved ABI stability, meaning that we can now ship Swift binaries without having to ship the corresponding Swift libraries....
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
An Unexpected Benefit of Uniform Interfaces
In the previous post, My Objective-Smalltalk Tipping Point: Scheme Handler for a Method Browser , I described how I had reached a point wher...
Friday, February 15, 2019
My Objective-Smalltalk Tipping Point: Scheme Handler for a Method Browser
The psychological tipping point for a programming language comes when you really, really don't want to go back to the previous language ...
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