Garbage Collectors in the real world

Well automatically cleaned factory

We saw the essen­tially two only ways to do Garbage Collection, and we saw their naive dis­ad­vant­ages. I say naive, because we saw the very simplist­ic imple­ment­a­tions. Like any­thing else in com­puter sci­ences, Garbage Collectors are an extremely optimised-(able) tool. Lets give it a quick intu­it­ive thought. Tracing under­goes long pause times, mostly because it […]

On Syntax and Semantics, or what Python didn’t get right

C vs Python or how Python really adds nothing revolutionary to the field

Some time ago, per­haps even as far as a year ago, I was just start­ing to watch con­fer­ences and lec­tures in my extens­ively use­ful you­tube account, on top­ics like λ-Calculus or Category Theory, when on a con­fer­ence by Bartosz Milewski on Categories, he threw a bril­liant sen­tence, that speaks some­thing like this: «Humans shouldn’t down­grade […]