Where did Brian go?
Posted by Brian on February 5, 2009
After three or four months of blogging about once per week, all of a sudden I disappeared for more than 9 weeks. What gives?
As you may have guessed, in addition to being away for the holidays, I’ve been busy working on integrating F# into Visual Studio 2010 (and at the same time, improving F# atop VS 2008, since we will continue to ship out-of-band releases of F# before VS 2010 ships). It’s been good to be focused at work, but I’ve been feeling very guilty about not blogging, so I decided to post a ‘softball’ entry today, in the hopes of gaining some blog-momentum back. What’s today’s topic? Why it’s lambdacats of course!
Lambdacats are like LOLcats except that they use obscure functional programming humor. (Thanks to Matt for pointing them out to me.) A typical example that’s right up my alley is
which plays off the facts that catamorphisms are sometimes written using (|banana-clips|) syntax. Trust me, it’s very funny. :)
I have a number of ideas for future blog posts… it’s just about making the time to actually write them. For example, a couple months ago, after seeing this site, I had to try my hand at a similar problem, yielding results like these
Those of you on StackOverflow may recognize that as my gravatar; indeed that’s what I was using for test cases to tweak my algorithm:
Fun! So of course I want to blog about that (about 300 lines of F#).
I also would like to finish off this series describing the relationship between C# and F# code.
What would you like to see?