C programmer, mapper.
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The point is that there is a mental cost to "globalness" that seems largely unexamined for code, rather than data.
21hours 22mins ago
@curtclifton yeah, that is sort of my point -- the "globalness" of function availability isn't really questioned even when discussing purity
21hours 27mins ago
All of the data in a modern game could be expressed as gigs of global referenced pure functions, but it wouldn’t be “good”. Why?
21hours 36mins ago
I wish I could quantify the nagging sense that there are hazards related to the sprawl of an execution path, even referentially transparent.
22hours 2mins ago
@JulianDarius I started writing something longer on the social-political aspects that both you and Colin have commented on, but no time...
May 16 2013, 12:36pm
Michael Abrash leads his latest article with an email from me: T.co
May 16 2013, 12:19pm
I commented on a very very long article about Iron Man 3: T.co
May 16 2013, 11:04am
@tom_dl you could do it, but it wouldn't be visually competitive with rasterization today
May 15 2013, 2:30pm
@_Kaven_ either one is a fine choice. C# may be a slightly better language, but on less platforms.
May 15 2013, 11:11am
We make compromises in the name of performance all the time, then fail to reexamine them after an order of magnitude increase in capability.
May 15 2013, 11:00am