mardi 23 mars 2004

Languages and stuff

There has been some discussions about programming languages: Java versus C# versus C++ etc... But I think this site will help you to find the more powerful language for your own needs.
My preference is Whitespace:
Quote from the website:
What is Whitespace?
Most modern programming languages do not consider white space characters (spaces, tabs and newlines) syntax, ignoring them, as if they weren't there. We consider this to be a gross injustice to these perfectly friendly members of the character set. Should they be ignored, just because they are invisible? Whitespace is a language that seeks to redress the balance. Any non whitespace characters are ignored; only spaces, tabs and newlines are considered syntax.

dimanche 21 mars 2004

War is not a solution

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was on a tv show in France this saturday (Tout le monde en Parle). He explained with his long experience in International Politics that "war was a nest for terrorists". Of course, it's hard to think about it just after the attack in Spain or other countries, but the idea seems really true and the different examples his gave (different wars in Africa etc) show he is right and there are other approaches to try to solve these kind of problems (terrorism, attacks, etc...).
As after the September 11 attacks, I always thought that 'bombing Afghanistan' was not a solution (and was more like a punishing expedition), I'm sure the response to terrorism must not be to be afraid but to integrate more easily and more deeply Muslims and other cultures in our occidental culture.

jeudi 18 mars 2004

Excellent weekend! (FOSDEM)

Excellent weekend at the FOSDEM! I met Dalibor Topic and Mark Wielaard once more, Chris Gray, Stéphane and a lot of other folks from the classpath/kaffe/FreeJVMs world. Glad to meet Gadek and SGybas also (my first sponsor and my advocate)! Also, I've been afraid by a tall guy and did not realized he was Mister Jim Pick (Kaffe) ;-). The most important presentation we attented (with Stefan Gybas) was the gcj presentation by Tom Tromey. Gcj 'compile java sources to native code' will maybe drive our goals in Debian... (Note: Yes it's out dated but hey! I promise to add new entries more often!).