Forum logs for 05 Mar 2020

Monday, 16 March, Year 12 d.Tr. | Author:
mp_en_viaje: what is such preprocessing ? [00:03]
mp_en_viaje: and yes, my bad, dyslexia made me put the */ in the wrong spot, sorry. [00:03]
jfw: The splitting of signatures from plaintext just described. [00:03]
mp_en_viaje: it was intended to be valid comment. i am annimated by the vague hope that there can be such a thing as "comment" in all languages [00:04]
mp_en_viaje: jfw, ah, yes. [00:04]
jfw: perhaps there is in any language of interest, but won't be the same comment [00:04]
mp_en_viaje: anyway, an extra line with ** is missing there to make it all right [00:04]
mp_en_viaje: jfw, how do you mean ? [00:04]
jfw: Different comment syntax in different languages. bash uses # while C has quite another meaning for that character for example. [00:05]
mp_en_viaje: myeah / [00:08]
mp_en_viaje: maybe is the right choice ? o, no, of course not, C semanticized that too [00:10]
mp_en_viaje: -- works in ada and there alojne, and so the fuck on. [00:11]
mp_en_viaje: actually mysql too [00:11]
mp_en_viaje: honestly i think my first guess is also correct, /* */ is the widest [00:11]
mp_en_viaje: i guess we'll have to patch bash to recognize it, and that's that. [00:13]
jfw: Um. And ada, sql, patch, lisp, python... ~everything not C-like ? [00:16]
jfw: heh, apparently mysql does do /* */ [00:19]
mp_en_viaje: mysql too. [00:19]
mp_en_viaje: a sorry lol. [00:19]
mp_en_viaje: jfw, what casn you do ? humanity requires a universal comment format, because there may not be computers before there's no literate code. [00:20]
mp_en_viaje: proposing to continue with "here, like this, there, like that" nonsense is much like proposing to continue with a formulation of arithmetic that has no 0 "because look at all these abacuses we made". [00:21]
mp_en_viaje: burn them. [00:21]
jfw: well then, seems we're solving a bigger problem than I realized [00:25]
mp_en_viaje: possibru [00:25]
mp_en_viaje: spyked, [12:33]
nicoleci: whaack, id love to surf! [15:39]
jfw: also occurred to me, and I figured "to irritate the kind of people who complain about such things". Looks like I should indeed ask more things. [16:29]
ossabot: Logged on 2020-03-04 10:38:48 mp_en_viaje: aaand in "other questions nobody [was smart enough to have] asked of me" : "hey mp, why do you always cat file | awk ? isn't it awkward ? don't you know awk can load its own file directly by itself ?" [16:29]
jfw: I tried a nearby "GNU Awk 4.1.3" on 1gb of `yes`. The direct reading was consistently slower than both input redirection and cat | , which is certainly suspicious in itself seemed to work though [16:31]
jfw: - she declines for one thing, she translates into English only. [17:11]
ossabot: Logged on 2020-02-21 01:58:17 mircea_popescu: jfw, tell mom to come in sometime, i wouldn't mind commissioning ru versions of some trilema articles from ye 30year veteran editor of the executive intelligence review. [17:11]
mp_en_viaje: jfw, try on say 64gb [19:24]
mp_en_viaje: ah, okay. [19:24]
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