Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2014-04-05

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00:31 ttmrichter grondilu: Github's language highlighting sucks hard enough to suck matter out of galactic black holes.  If RosettaCode moves onto Github it will die.
00:46 mwn3d ttmrichter: so to be clear...would you say your opinion of github is...."unfavorable"?
00:46 mwn3d Just trying to read between the lines :p
00:50 ttmrichter Yes.  Github is cowboy coders at work.
00:50 ttmrichter A bunch of know-nothing hobby-hackers working together to advance the cause of mediocrity.
00:50 ttmrichter With the customer service sensitivities of a small soapdish.
00:51 ttmrichter Typical example: file extensions and file type detection.
00:52 ttmrichter In your project if you write Prolog code you have two choices: rename all your .pl files to .prolog (which NO Prolog environment ANYWHERE accepts as the default extension) or have your project get classified as Perl.
00:52 ttmrichter Why?
00:52 ttmrichter Because their code highlighting library -- Linguist -- is a pile of festering cow dung that they won't fix because the hipster languages they use work just fine in it.
00:53 ttmrichter They have more important things to worry about than "correctness" or even "common courtesy".  Like visual bling!
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01:46 Topic for #rosettacode is now Rosetta Code: Coding in  (∞ - 1) languages ; http://irclog.perlgeek.de/rosettacode/today ; Pop  a tab and stick around! ; Account creation issues? Send an email with  your desired username to bureaucrats@rosettacode.org.
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04:36 phade hi guys
04:37 phade I recently started looking at a datasheet of a single board computer
04:38 phade the datasheet has a memory map table and each line has <memory range start> <memory range end>
04:38 phade I'm trying to figure out what they mean if the memory address looks like this "0xF800_0000-0xFFFF_FFFF Boot Flash"
04:38 phade I don't understand the Underscore symbols between 0xF800_000
04:38 phade and 0xFFFF_FFFF
04:40 phade why do they separate them with underscore, anyone familiar with that type of nomenclature
04:50 ttmrichter phade: ... Are you in the right channel?...
04:50 ttmrichter Anyway, the _ separation is for ease of breaking what would otherwise be an easily-confused number into bite-sized chunks.
04:50 ttmrichter It's the same reason why we right 1,234,567.00 for money instead of 1234567.00.
04:51 ttmrichter It's easy for us to keep track of four hexadecimal digits and have an intuition for what they mean.
04:51 ttmrichter We're more prone to making errors if there's 8 of them.
04:52 ttmrichter Using your example there, the boot flash starts at offset 0xf800000 and ends at 0xfffffff in memory.
04:52 ttmrichter (See what I did there?)
04:54 ttmrichter s/right/write/ above.
04:54 ttmrichter I really do English sometimes.
04:54 ttmrichter I English very good.
04:54 ttmrichter I learn it from a book.
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05:23 phade thanks ttm!
05:24 phade great explanation :)
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