Monthly Archives: September 2011

Let’s Build a Compiler

I decided to LaTeX-ify Jack Crenshaw’s ‘Let’s Build a Compiler‘ series. Between 1988 and 1995 Jack Crenshaw wrote a sixteen-part series on how to build a compiler. This was a non-technical introduction (No Dragon book necessary) and appears to have encouraged many … Continue reading

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FireMonkey needs TLC

There is an interesting in depth blog by Chris Rolliston on some of the issues he has encountered with the recently released FireMonkey framework that comes with Delphi XE2.  A couple of areas that struck me include the issues relating to “Keyboard handling beyond … Continue reading

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Scientists Patent the Scientific Method

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the patent office awarding obvious or frivolous patents. I recently came across this one awarded to Palsson, Covert and Herrgard. I only read the abstract which is given here: “The present invention provides … Continue reading

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