Programming Anonymous 10/10/16 (Mon) 02:42:16 No. 257 [Reply]
Let's talk coding and software, sushis, because I don't do enough of it and I really should. Let's hear about projects you're working on, stuff your coding, learning. Trade secrets, info, tips, whatever. Programming isn't something that should be done alone in a corner.
I guess if we need a thread starter, I want to brush up on my coding skills. I want to find something to play around with, something not as mainstream as the stuff like Java and C, but will still be useful in a professional setting, something I can make usable stuff out of. 80 posts and 23 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Anonymous 05/10/20 (Sun) 15:29:40 No. 1600
You taught J to grade-school kids?
I am much interested. How did they handle it? Did they have trouble with the symbolic nature of it? Or with the abstraction?
I think one reason people have a hard time with math may be the abstract level of discourse. I often wonder how a class would go for kids that are just learning addition and multiplication, but with some elementary algebra/number theory instead of silly computation.
Obviously easy stuff. For example, Gauss' sum of first n primes. Do you think it viable, now that you've worked with children?
Anonymous 05/11/20 (Mon) 21:24:31 No. 1601
To be honest, it didn't go too badly. Most of the class was doing Scratch, and I was in an APL phase and had just read the paper I mentioned above. Anyway a couple kids said they wanted to do "real programming" so I walked through dome sinple J with them. It didn't go too bad, although one of the things the paper said was good about APL was the lacj of familiarity with the characters; didn't seem to be a massive bother for the children. They never got much more complicated than doing factorials, details of people in the class or whatever but it ended with minimal prompting.
Anonymous 05/13/20 (Wed) 17:19:09 No. 1602
At work I'm doing some python scripts that interact with the Cisco DNA Controller´s API, seems quite easy for a non-programmer.
Anonymous 05/15/20 (Fri) 01:51:24 No. 1603
I am overflowing with code. So much code!!! I'll post some of it here someday.
>>1601 >dome sinple
My new favorite letter switching.
Anonymous 07/09/20 (Thu) 20:01:52 No. 1632
I always wanted to do something of decent size in scheme.
For example, an engine to write Text Adventures (aka IF). I'd write all the functionality from the ground up, like a format function and an object system. I'd like to try novel ideas (for me) like continuations and metaobject protocol to innovate and add flexibility to the engine, to allow for experimentation. I'd make it compile to Z-Machine, and in a way show that a great deal can be made with a pure R5RS system. But I don't think I can, and I have other stuff which I need to tend to.