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What's in a name (again)?

I have possibly foolishly decided to stop resisting the urge to port Joda Time to .NET. For those of you who are unaware, "use Joda Time" is almost always the best answer to any question involving "how do I achieve X with java.util.Date...
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Language proliferation

I've always been aware that .NET supports multiple languages (obviously) and that Microsoft has been experimenting with this to some extent. It's only recently struck me just to what extent this is the case though. Here's a list - almost certainly...
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What's in a name?

T.S. Eliot had the right idea when he wrote "The naming of cats" : The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games ... When you notice a cat in profound meditation, The reason, I tell you, is always the...
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Programming "in" a language vs programming "into" a language

I'm currently reading Steve McConnell's Code Complete (for the first time - yes, I know that's somewhat worrying) and there was one section was disturbed me a little. For those of you with a copy to hand, it's in section 4.3, discussing...
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Macros, and languages within languages

Ian Griffiths mailed me about macros, and explained how LISP macros were very different to C/C++ macros, working at a language level instead of at a text level. I won't pretend to understand all about what would be possible and what wouldn't,...
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Why hasn't Microsoft bought JetBrains yet?

For those of you who aren't aware, JetBrains is the company behind IntelliJ IDEA, the Java IDE which I've heard amazing things about (I've tried it a couple of times but never got into it - I think I need an expert sitting beside me to point...
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Visual Studio vs Eclipse

I often see people in newsgroups saying how wonderful Visual Studio is, and they often claim it's the "best IDE in the world". Strangely enough, most go silent when I ask how many other IDEs they've used for a significant amount of time. I'm not going...
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