You (Probably) Shouldn't use a Lookup Table

Criticizing Hare language approach for generic data structures

Mechanical Watch

Issue #215


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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.


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.


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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