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Build LLVM and clang!

I’ve talked about the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure in the past, but what I haven’t talked about yet is just how easy and quickly you can build it on your own Mac running Leopard! This is a great way to get into hacking on compiler lexical analyzers and parsers, code generators, optimizers, and so on. What’s […]

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Copyright canonical form

One thing that’s nagged at me lately has been the series of applications I’ve seen lately with copyright statements that appear to be from the Bizarro universe. I don’t mean that they have weird license restrictions; rather, they have a copyright statement in their standard About panel that’s formatted strangely. It’s a minor pet peeve […]

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CocoaHeads Silicon Valley at Apple on Thursday, Apple 17, 2008

The next CocoaHeads Silicon Valley meeting will be on Thursday, April 17, 2008 — that’s tonight! — at 7:30 in the De Anza 3 auditorium at Apple. That’s just inside the south side of De Anza 3, right across Mariani Avenue from Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. See the web site for directions. This […]

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peterb hits it out of the park

peterb of Tea Leaves, in Game Developer To World: Please Revolve Around Me! summarizes the position taken by Tim Sweeny of Epic during an interview thusly: People aren’t buying expensive enough PCs. Even the expensive PCs aren’t good enough to run his games. People who buy cheaper machines with Intel integrated graphics are giving their […]

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Free font happiness! Inconsolata, Kaffeesatz and Tagesschrift

I love good fonts. It’s one of the things that I enjoy most about Mac OS X — the font rendering is wonderful. Lately for programming and Terminal use, I’ve used Inconsolata by Raph Levien. It’s a very clean monospaced font that renders really well at 12 points and higher, and is perfectly usable for […]

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OLPC group in Silicon Valley

If you have an OLPC — or have set up VMWare or another environment to emulate one — and you’re in the Silicon Valley area, there’s a group of enthusiast hackers forming called SV_OLPC. I ran into the founder of the group completely randomly after leaving NSCoder Night a couple weeks back, and it’ll be […]

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Jon Harrop dives into OCaml on LLVM

As seen on the LLVMdev mailing list: Jon Harrop, Fibonacci example in OCaml: Here is a complete 104-line native code compiler for a tiny subset of OCaml that is expressive enough to compile an external Fibonacci program: […] The compiler is itself written in OCaml, of course; for those who don’t know, OCaml or Objective […]

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NSCoder Night Silicon Valley (and hopefully elsewhere)

I’ve been toying with this idea for a while now, and now that Leopard is coming out, it’s finally time to make it happen! I call it NSCoder Night! (Major thanks to Scott Stevenson for coming up with the name!) Here’s the inaugural announcement: NSCoder Night Silicon Valley will be having its inaugural get-together between […]

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Easily speed up your Xcode builds

A lot of developers don’t heavily modify the projects they instantiate from Xcode’s templates. This is a shame, because not only is it a great way to learn Xcode in depth, it’s also a great way to ensure your projects build as fast as possible! To that end, then, here are two simple tips that […]

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The fundamental theorem of social software

jwz, Groupware Bad: “How will this software get my users laid” should be on the minds of anyone writing social software (and these days, almost all software is social software). I like to think of this as the fundamental theorem of social software.

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