Stack Exchange is a good place to explain initial and terminal objects in the category of sets

The Ruby Compiler Survey, Rubinius

The inside story of the outside investigation of SoftRAM 95

Issue #127

11/18/2021

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Stack Exchange is a good place to explain initial and terminal objects in the category of sets

Published: 12 November 2021
Tags: math


Category theory is usually roughly associated with programming, because it has ties to functional programming. In this article, Mark Dominus answers a question relating initial and terminal objects, and the mappings of empty sets.


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The Ruby Compiler Survey, Rubinius

Published: 8 November 2021
Tags: ruby, history


Ruby has a number of different compilers. In this extensive article, Chris Seaton covers the Rubinius compiler, discussing its history and diving deeply into its functionality.


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The inside story of the outside investigation of SoftRAM 95

Published: 11 November 2021
Tags: history, low level


Scams are everywhere, especially when it comes to computers and technology in general. Raymond Chen's concise article illuminates software called SoftRAM 95, which promised to “Double Your Memory”. Raymond discusses the investigation he had to carry out on the piece of software, which was causing computers to crash, and describes what exactly was happening.


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