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What I called 'cold distallation', many moons ago. When friends and I got together for winter camping and snowmobile racing in Alaska, by leaving Boone's Farm wine out in a pan overnight, we got some killer flavored high-proof 'stuff'.
In recent years, I've come to find discussions of one language being strongly typed vs another which isn't more and more curious and fun.
Starting out, it was Turbo Pascal, followed by inline asm, shortly after by Turbo Assembler and Macro Assembler, before picking up C and C++. At that point, I'd leer down my nose at anyone seriously considering using a script-like, interpreted language - partially, because everyone knew that strongly typed languages were 'better' and were also 'harder', generally a result of their less comprehensive standard libs.
I also think about how much I code in different languages and find that shockingly, much of what I do these days is in fact in script-like langs. It's always an interesting challenge - coding something in C/C++, JS/PHP and in ASM - they're just so very different, yet in the important places, very much alike. Keeps me on my toes at least. Graphics and Sound have always been interests, so for those at least, C/JS/ASM are all perfectly alike enough. And in fact, writing a pdf-producing class was far easier in PHP than in C++. I reckon JS would make the C++ version look long-winded, verbose and full of gotchas.
This was one of the things that annoyed me to no end in college... The MLA updated their rules for comma-delimited lists such as this, so that the last and second to last item no longer had a comma preceding the conjunction.
Which leads to really confusing situations when your last item has a conjunction in it! It gets even worse in situations like this where re-ordering the list isn't possible because you're literally listing them in the order they occur; re-ordering would then just be confusing.
I sometimes wonder if the people in the MLA have English as a first or second (or third!) language...
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