Monthly Archives: August 2012

Problem of escaping in programming languages.

Almost any kind of textual data format, you'll have to implement escaping of some sort. For example: In programming languages, string literals are delimited by a quote or double-quote (' or "). Variants of SGML (including XML and HTML) uses … Continue reading

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Grepability 101

Programming in dynamically typed languages such as JavaScript or Python gives you a lot of freedom over how you structure your code. However, you lose a lot of powerful static analysis and refactoring tools that are available in languages like … Continue reading

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