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by davedrowsy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A left-to-right syntax programming language?
Replies: 16
Views: 9553

Re: A left-to-right syntax programming language?

I just checked out the introduction and tutorial on the Kitten site -- very nice! I'm interested to see how it develops. I love how functions are first class citizens, to the point that you can define anonymous functions on the spot, like {* 2}, just by putting code between curly braces. So cool! Re...
by davedrowsy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A left-to-right syntax programming language?
Replies: 16
Views: 9553

Re: A left-to-right syntax programming language?

Whoa! It's weird that you posted this just now... By some freak coincidence, I was just thinking about this idea again a few minutes ago! Thanks for posting. Kitten is intriguing -- I'll have to check it out. In the 6 months since I posted this thread, I've been doing a lot of exploration and intros...
by davedrowsy
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Facebook vs. Google+
Replies: 22
Views: 6505

Re: Facebook vs. Google+

Djehutynakht wrote:If only there was a way to interconnect them. I mean, you can cross between phone carriers, right?

I had that same thought! If only my facebook feed could be somehow integrated into Google+
by davedrowsy
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Facebook vs. Google+
Replies: 22
Views: 6505

Facebook vs. Google+

So, this has been on my mind ever since the introduction of Google+. As we all know, Facebook is the undisputed King of Social Networks right now. It's gotten to the point that simply due to the sheer volume of people using Facebook as their primary social network, it would be almost impossible for ...
by davedrowsy
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How do you drive?
Replies: 49
Views: 12236

Re: Survey: How do you drive?

OBrien wrote:Before I bother to answer are you only interested in cars or all road users? I have a push-bike so...

Sure, why not! We all share the road anyway.
by davedrowsy
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1560
Views: 400008

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Thanks for the recommendations! Battleloot Adventure looks promising.

bigglesworth wrote:You can straight-up buy Final Fantasy IV for Android.

I saw that, but I've already played through FFIV twice :P on SNES and GBA. Not to mention the Android app is seriously like $20, WTF
by davedrowsy
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1560
Views: 400008

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Is there a tactics game for Android, similar to X-Com or Final Fantasy Tactics? I have a Galaxy S2 if that matters. Seconded - I'd also be really interested to know if there is such a game out there. Incidentally, I just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 as my first smartphone. I've been living under a rock ...
by davedrowsy
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How do you drive?
Replies: 49
Views: 12236

Re: Survey: How do you drive?

2) Do you follow the speed limit? How far under/over the speed limit do you generally drive? How do you feel about speeding? Generally, I follow the flow of traffic more than the actual speed limit, which can be anything from 5% below to 20% above around here in good conditions. In my mind (and Dav...
by davedrowsy
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How do you drive?
Replies: 49
Views: 12236

Survey: How do you drive?

Hello, fellow xkcd-ers! I'm sure a lot of you must be like me in that you like to "optimize" your driving habits according to your principles and what goals are most important to you with respect to driving. It always interests me to learn how my friends drive, so I'm curious how all of yo...
by davedrowsy
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A left-to-right syntax programming language?
Replies: 16
Views: 9553

Re: A left-to-right syntax programming language?

I'm becoming really drawn to Clojure's thread macro (->). It's a nice way to embed that whole concept into a larger program that you would write more imperatively, if that makes sense. It seems like the concatenative approach is great way to write a lot of data manipulation / transformation routines...
by davedrowsy
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A left-to-right syntax programming language?
Replies: 16
Views: 9553

Re: A left-to-right syntax programming language?

I knew there had to be a way to do this in Haskell! I just hadn't dug deep enough. I bet I could implement this kind of thing using a combination of "flip ($)" and the monadic bind operator >=. That Clojure syntax looks awesome, too! I've always wanted to learn Clojure. Maybe I'll just do ...
by davedrowsy
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A left-to-right syntax programming language?
Replies: 16
Views: 9553

Re: A left-to-right syntax programming language?

Ah! Factor's syntax is actually really close to my would-be-language's syntax. Thanks for sharing, both of you. I've never heard of concatenative languages, but they look like exactly what I had in mind. The stack is a great connection that I didn't think of. Very interesting stuff! Gonna look more ...
by davedrowsy
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A left-to-right syntax programming language?
Replies: 16
Views: 9553

Re: A left-to-right syntax programming language?

By the way, I did notice that Ruby gets halfway there with its method chaining. In fact, my last example could be expressed in Ruby similarly as: print "hello world".capitalize.reverse My idea would be to take this a step further and stick the "print" function call at the end, si...
by davedrowsy
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A left-to-right syntax programming language?
Replies: 16
Views: 9553

A left-to-right syntax programming language?

So I've been working on an idea for a new programming language that uses a strict left-to-right syntax pattern built around the idea of piping data from "left to right." I got the idea when I first came across "piping" (|>) in F#, and I wondered if one couldn't do everything this...
by davedrowsy
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107492
Views: 53466702

Re: 1190: "Time"

This reminds me of the folks who took Beethoven's 9th symphony and electronically stretched it to 24 hours. It is beautiful and maddening. http://www.park.nl/digidivi/9bs.pls Yes! I once had a 24-hour party at my apartment where we listened to this the whole time and people came and went for 24 hou...
by davedrowsy
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Facebook via me
Replies: 18
Views: 9050

Re: Facebook via me

This also confused me at first, and I agree they should have come up with a better way of expressing what they mean than "X via Y." It seems like the easy thing to do would be to flip it and say "Y via X" so that it actually makes logical sense, however then your friend (Y, in th...
by davedrowsy
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Interesting features in your conlang
Replies: 93
Views: 50090

Re: Interesting features in your conlang

I'm surprised this thread isn't more active! Conlanging is such a fascinating hobby. An idea I've had is to use tense modification for nouns instead of verbs. It makes sense in a weird way. To represent an idea like "The dog ate the cat," rather than saying "the dog eats(past) the cat...
by davedrowsy
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What's the point of HTML
Replies: 21
Views: 10409

Re: What's the point of HTML

I've done a lot of HTML editing, and I can say with confidence that "hardcore" website creation from scratch using HTML is the way to go. It's really a matter of personal preference -- maybe there is a particular website creation software that you are totally comfortable with, and would ra...
by davedrowsy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLY/Yacc/BNF help
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

PLY/Yacc/BNF help

I'm working on a parser in Python for a music programming language I'm developing. In the process, I'm learning how to use PLY for the first time. I successfully built the lexer, which correctly tokenizes each symbol of MPL code. I'm having some difficulty with the parser, though... wondering if tho...
by davedrowsy
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python: embeddable regex?
Replies: 3
Views: 2133

Re: Python: embeddable regex?

Aha! That solves it nicely. Thanks! :D
by davedrowsy
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python: embeddable regex?
Replies: 3
Views: 2133

Python: embeddable regex?

I'm fairly new to Python and regular expressions, and I'm trying to figure out how to solve this particular problem... I know there's a solution, either with or without using regular expressions... Here's what I'm trying to do: I'm writing a music programming language parser that will parse a string...
by davedrowsy
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419545

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Absolutely! There are actually already a lot of music programming languages in existence (I can't post links quite yet, but search wikipedia -- there is an article something like "List of music programming languages"), but as a composer, none of the ones I've tried are really satisfactory ...
by davedrowsy
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9383333

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Joke time!

What do you call a cow with no legs?
Spoiler:
Ground beef.


What do you call a masturbating cow?
Spoiler:
Beef stroganoff.
by davedrowsy
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Education level
Replies: 75
Views: 14704

Re: Poll: Education level

I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a focus in Music Composition and Bassoon Performance. I graduated almost 5 years ago. Haven't yet gotten around to doing grad school, but I do plan on doing that by the time I'm dead. I'd like a Masters or maybe even Doctorate in Music The...
by davedrowsy
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 246482

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

When you play in punk bands, you end up getting nicknames related to whatever band you're known for being in. I was in a pop punk band called the Drowsies, and my name is Dave, so henceforth I became known as Dave Drowsy. The name stuck, so I use it as a username sometimes.
by davedrowsy
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419545

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm Dave! I've loved xkcd for years, have read all of the comics. This forum seems like basically the best forum on the interblags, and I've had more free time than usual lately, so I figured I'd finally register and start posting to help keep the Boredom Troll at bay. I'm a 26 y/o man living in...

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