Didn't some guy build the linux kernel with a C++ compiler and it uncovered a host of similar warnings?
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Microsoft joins Bytecode Alliance to advance WebAssembly – aka the thing that lets you run compiled C/C++/Rust code in browsers
Re: Once upon a time...
> it results in exclusion of those who don't keep their browser "up to date" with the latest execution capabilities.
Indeed, yesterday there was a submission to HackerNews about some scandal in the Scala community. Every browser I used on my admittedly old iPad to view the medium.com article would show the text for a few seconds before rendering a completely white screen.
Redis is great, I like Redis and use it a lot.
We're better off running Redis as a standalone instance rather than through Elasticache. We run an instance on each core and shard requests to each core (from the client, not server), this saves a ton of money. We can also then use modules. There is a multi-threaded version of Redis, KeysDB, that we'll soon take a look at.
Let’s check in with that 30,000-job $10bn Trump-Foxconn Wisconsin plant. Wow, way worse than we'd imagined
Britain should have binned Huawei 5G kit years ago to cuddle up with Trump, says Parliamentary committee
Unis turn to webcam-watching AI to invigilate students taking exams. Of course, it struggles with people of color
Russian hacker, described as 'brilliant' by judge, gets seven years in a US clink for raiding LinkedIn, Dropbox
Classy move: C++ 20 wins final approval in ISO technical ballot, formal publication expected by end of year
I recently moved to Edinburgh from London and am using the Huawei device as a replacement for fibre. The SIM is Vodafone's pay monthly unlimited data one and is working nicely so far. 90Mbps is average so far, but should hopefully go up once I can get a 5G signal. The cost is slightly cheaper than my previous Virgin Media 100Mbps fibre deal. It remains to be seen how it holds up in stormy weather.
Robust Rust trust discussed after Moz cuts leave folks nonplussed: Foundation mulled for coding language
How is Trump's anti-Chinese rhetoric playing out? 70% of smartphones sold in the US are – surprise – made in China
Smile? Not bloody likely: Day 6 of wobbly services and still no hint to UK online bank's customers about what's actually wrong
None of this is truly inclusive
There is an underlying assumption here that people invovled in software are largely a) American, and b) speak English natively.
The first is just American Privilege pure and simple.
The second negatively affects anyone who has to use a dictionary or online translation service to contribute to a project. They're not likely to be aware of the nuances of certain words.
Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?
In Rust, we lust: Security-focused super-C++ language still most loved among Stack Overflow denizens
C++ is unfortunately doomed. A lot of fantasic work went in to C++11 and beyond but it's a dying language. Memory safety issues aside (which should have been largely solved by RAII), it's too complex (there are 5 ways to initialise a variable, xvalues, glvalues, prvalues, lvalues, rvalues), its networking framework is too much but also too little and there's zero mention of unicode. I get the feeling that companies like MS, Google and Mozilla are of the opinion that trying to fix their broken C++ code is too much effort when they could just rewrite in Rust.
I'm not a fan of the visual look of Rust source code but I think it'll become a desired skill if not by its merits, but by the herd wanting to use it.
As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother
Re: despite the enthusiasm of developers [snip] adoption remains limited
Our server code is written in C++ and I can't remember the last time we had a crash or a memory leak. I'm not saying we're perfect but C++ has come on leaps and bounds since C++03. Rust protects you from this unless you go 'unsafe', and the devs that can still make modern C++ crash and leak will probably get to do the same in Rust.
That said, what will get Rust more widely used is the 3rd party libraries / source code. With C++ it's a pain and that random HTTP parser you cloned from github may not be the best quality.
Also, networking. C++'s ASIO stuff is a headache, I'd be surprised if Rust is in a similar boat. I'm considering dropping ASIO altogether and going straight to using io_uring.
Amazon says it fired a guy for breaking pandemic rules. Same guy who organized a staff protest over a lack of coronavirus protection
Cloudflare family-friendly DNS service flubs first filtering foray: Vital LGBTQ, sex-ed sites blocked 'by mistake'
Assange lawyer: Trump offered WikiLeaker a pardon in exchange for denying Russia hacked Democrats' email
Auf wiedersehen, pet: UK Deutsche Bank contractors plan to leave rather than take 25% pay cut for IR35 – report
Hey GitLab, the 1970s called and want their sexism back: Saleswomen told to wear short skirts, heels and 'step it up'
GitLab can proclaim diversity all it likes, but it seems to have a real problem keeping women on staff or in management
Rockstar dev debate reopens: Hero programmers do exist, do all the work, do chat a lot – and do need love and attention from project leaders
Re: Not just open source
Are you serious?
People publish Open Source software because they're hobbyists who think others might find their work useful. They owe anyone else absolutely nothing! Others are totally free to not use their software.
Who in their right mind would spend a weekend writing a 'design defence' document? Crazy.