Inside 214-1E

Existential Pontification and Generalized Abstract Digressions

Type Kata: Distinguishing different data with the same underlying representation

Punning is the lowest form of humor. And an endless source of bugs. The imperative. In programming, semantically different data may have the same representation (type). Use of this data requires manually keeping track of what the extra information about the data that may be in a variable. This is dangerous when the alternative interpretation […]

  • August 23, 2010