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Overload Journal #115 - June 2013

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Editorial: Fantasy Languages
Description : Software is all about describing a solution to a computer. Ric Parkin imagines what his ideal dialect would sound like. by Ric Parkin
Category: [ Journal Editorial ]
Auto – A Necessary Evil?
Description : Superficially simple language features can be surprisingly complicated. Roger Orr explores a new one that is likely to be used widely. by Roger Orr
Category: [ Programming Topics ]
TCP/IP Explained. A Bit
Description : Nowadays most programmers rely on network connectivity, often without really understanding the details. Sergey Ignatchenko compares and contrasts the two main protocols. by Sergey Ignatchenko
Category: [ Programming Topics ]
Demons May Fly Out Of Your Nose
Description : Language standards give guarantees about valid program behaviour. Olve Maudel discovers what happens if you break your end of the bargain. by Olve Maudel
Category: [ Programming Topics ]
Wallpaper Rotation on Ubuntu using Ruby and Flickr
Description : Repetitive tasks are ideal candidates for scripting. Filip van Laenen walks us through a simple example. by Filip van Laenen
Category: [ Programming Topics ]
Dynamic C++, Part 1
Description : Static and dynamic languages have different trade-off. Alex Fabijanic attempts to get the best of both worlds. by Alex Fabijanic
Category: [ Programming Topics ]
The Uncertainty Principle
Description : Not being sure of something is usually thought of as a problem. Kevlin Henney argues to the contrary. by Kevlin Henney
Category: [ Process Topics ]