You (Probably) Shouldn't use a Lookup Table

Criticizing Hare language approach for generic data structures

Mechanical Watch

Issue #215

5/5/2022

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You (Probably) Shouldn't use a Lookup Table

Published: 4 May 2022
Tags: hardware, optimization


Nima Badizadegan explains how CPU caches affect the performance of lookup tables of different sizes, then demonstrates it practically with examples.


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Criticizing Hare language approach for generic data structures

Published: 4 May 2022
Tags: data, hare


IOren Eini takes a stab at demonstrating why Hare lang's decision to not provide a hash map in the standard library could lead to some serious issues for users.


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Mechanical Watch

Published: 4 May 2022
Tags: hardware, time


Heads up, this article is not conventionally programming related, but since programming is closely tied to devices, and some of the most fascinating devices are mechanical watches, I thought you all might enjoy it. Also it's one of the most interactive articles I've ever seen. Bartosz Ciechanowski does a spectacular job of showing us exactly what's going on inside a mechanical watch.


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