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This is the archive for May 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Yes, Twitter can be good. At times, is just useful to share small thoughts.

So I added a tweet panel right on the sidebar of this blog, to see if I can make some good use of it. I thought it may be interesting to keep fast notes about Falcon development and other everyday issues there.

However, it can't hurt, can it?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Last night we (Maik, Paul, Luca and me) had an interesting talk on "variable classes". Many scripting languages allow to change the structure of a class, and doing so, changing the runtime structure of the instances they have generated. Although this is generally regarded as "horror" in terms of object oriented programming, and relying on this is considered a bad practice, Maik and Paul (exp. Paul) convinced me that the thing has "a meaning" when profiling the an application at design/setup time.

Also, if specifically constrained and shaped down with the help of well-defined language extensions, as the type contracts we're designing, altering a class may not be as bad as it sounds.