A hand full of Queens

Or: SML/Moscow ML is faster than C++/GCC Inspired by a remark by Peter about the abysmal performance of exceptions on the .NET platform. I decided to check it for myself with a micro-benchmark. I also decided to check the performance of C++ exceptions, just for the fun of it. The micro-benchmark is to find a […]

mGTK progress

Tonight I decided to try and port an example from Mono: A Developer’s Notebook to the upcoming release of mGTK. By joining forces with Henning we were able to compile the example for the following screenshot: The email entry-box is updated dynamically when you type something in the two other entry boxes. Mnemonics works, that […]

My brother graduated

Today my brother had his viva for his masters in Economics. And I’m proud to report that he passed with flying colours. His disseration was on Risk attitude and portfolio theory (my translation).

Visitor pattern visited

Hmm, my first blog entry. To get started, I’ll just write about a book I’m reading these days. I have a confession to make: I have been guilty of discarding some of the OOP patterns as “just papering over the weaknesses of OOP languages”. For example, the Visitor pattern has been discarded as “it is […]