'Documentation is a love letter that you write to your future self.' - Damian Conway

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Rust Copypasta

Of course Rust is superior to [insert programming language]/You should use Rust for [insert project] because you get:

  • Zero-cost abstractions
  • Move semantics
  • Guaranteed memory safety
  • Threads without data races
  • Trait-based generics
  • Pattern matching
  • Type inference
  • Minimal runtime
  • Efficient C bindings

And last but not least: * Fearless concurrency

Note: I am not joking about Fearless Concurrency see:

lol Golang

  • “lol no generics.” “Art” stolen from reddit.

    < lol no generics >
    \    ,_---~~~~~----._         
    _,,_,*^____      _____``*g*\"*,
    / __/ /'     ^.  /      \ ^   f
    [   | @))    |  | @))   l  0 _/  
    `/   ~____ / __ _____/    \   
    |           _l__l_           I   
    |          [______]           I  
    |            | | |            |  
    |             ~ ~             |  
    |                             |   
    |                             |
  • Cannot create a DLL from your package. Is this still true?

  • Horrible error handling. Half of your code will be the following (Atom even has a snippet for it, type iferr and press enter):

    funcReturn, err := func()
    if err != nil {
    return  // pro error handling
  • The opening curly braces must be on the same line as the statement. Below is correct:

    if whatever > 10 {
    // do whatever

But this is wrong:

if whatever > 10
  // do whatever

They justify it in the FAQ. They are Google, they are special.

Seinfeld and JavaScript by Jamie

What is the deal with JavaScript? Is it a java or is it a script?

And don’t get me started on just how messy JavaScript is. It’s not cleanly compiled like Java or C++ and it’s not held in a walled garden and interpreted like PHP. It just goes everywhere. And when it does get somewhere it’s not supposed to, it goes terribly.”

Your server hands JavaScript to the browser and the browser just innocently accepts it. It runs it. I mean, what kind of a rube just executes code like that? Internet Explorer. That’s who.

So anyway, I’m testing this web app and I see a button. It’s an innocent, nice little button, but I’m a dick. So I decide to type in some JavaScript, click the button, and off it goes. My browser refreshes and then that JavaScript comes back. It’s messy. CSS Elements are flying everywhere. The browser is throwing alerts like crazy. But that’s not the worst part. I go to the developers and they’re like ‘but we blacklisted the < character’. You blacklisted it? Like that’s going to keep some guy from just encoding it? So I sent him a kindly worded email that I was a crown prince of Nigeria and long story short, I’m rich now.

Thank you! Try the veal, tip your waitress, I’ll be here all week!

Linux Fortune

[user@linuxbox ~]$ fortune | cowsay -f tux
/ You are only young once, but you can    \
\ stay immature indefinitely.             /
       |o_o |
       |:_/ |
      //   \ \
     (|     | )
    /'\_   _/`\