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Programming as Theory Building by Peter Naur

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This is Jimmy’s favourite paper! Here’s a copy someone posted on HitBug. Is it as good as the original? Likely not! Ivan also enjoyed this Theory Building business immensely; don’t be fooled by the liberal use of the “blonk” censor-tone to cover the galleon-hold of swearwords he let slip, those mostly pertain to the Ryle.

For the next episode, we’re reading No Silver Bullet by Fred Brooks.

Links

The Witness, again!

The Generation Ship Model of Software Development

The philosophy of suckless.org

Stop Writing Dead Programs, a talk by Jack Rusher, gets a whole new meaning!

Someone rewrote Super Mario 64’s code to run faster and better on original N64 hardware.

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