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davidchambers
    @siracusa We’re discussing adding module-scoped variables named isArray, isFunction, etc. for internal use. The problem with referencing _.isArray, _.isFunction, etc. is they can be redefined. But we’d need to synthesize the names of the local vars, too.
    davidchambers
      @siracusa I’m a complete beginner when it comes to Perl, so I’m not surprised that I’m attracted to the shiny/dangerous things.
      davidchambers
        Reading http://matt.might.net/articles/perl-by-example/, I saw this: ${"x"} = 10 ; print $x ; # prints 10 Mind blown. I’ve wanted to create variables dynamically many times. I hope @siracusa devotes another episode to programming languages at some point.
        davidchambers
          So long, Upthere. It’s been fun. I’m looking forward to my first day at Plaid on Monday. https://plaid.io/
          davidchambers
            Each day this week I’ve encountered a different bug in Google Chrome. Variety is the spice of life, as they say!
            sdw
              Some things to keep in mind while reading corporate 'PRISM denials': - Note usage of language: 'direct access' vs. access at all, 'willingly', 'knowingly' - The NSA is not a branch of law enforcement - it's military - No specific denial of working w/ NSA
              davidchambers
                This American Life’s “This Week” paints a distressing picture of eroding civil rights in the US. Lies about widespread government spying, Guantanamo Bay detainees remaining imprisoned after being acquitted, more state executions in Florida. Free country?
                davidchambers
                  Though I’ve discovered that “productize” is actually a word, I take exception to it. Or rather, I exceptionize it.
                  davidchambers
                    I’m surprised to see AAPL stock down less than 1% today. Usually it gets hammered in the wake of a series of incredible product announcements.
                    davidchambers
                      @danielpunkass In the latest @coreint you explained blocks for “non-Mac/iOS developers who for some reason listen to this show”. I’m one such listener, and have been for several years. Don’t ask me why!
                      davidchambers
                        @danfrakes @lexfri @manton I should say “map” rather than “remap”, since shift on its own is a no-op by default.
                        davidchambers
                          @danfrakes @lexfri @manton Remapping left shift (on its own) to “(” and right shift to “)”. This really helps when writing code.
                          davidchambers
                            @manton @danfrakes @lexfri Several months ago I read Steve Losh’s post “A Modern Space Cadet”, which is brimming with useful ideas. I now make use of the right shift key, but it’s the shift-parentheses trick I now couldn’t live without.
                            davidchambers
                              jQuery is fucked beyond repair. Here’s the latest gem I encountered: > $.map([1, 2, 3], function(n) { return [n, n] }) [1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3] Underscore, of course, behaves sanely: > _.map([1, 2, 3], function(n) { return [n, n] }) [[1, 1], [2, 2], [3, 3]]
                              davidchambers
                                Git just surprised me. What’s new? Git just surprised me in a *good* way.
                                davidchambers
                                  Why does @dan agree by saying “No, that’s exactly right…” rather than starting with “Yes” like a gentleman? Is it a regional thing?
                                  davidchambers
                                    The existence of both String::substr and String::substring is an indication of JavaScript's rushed design. API designers: Don't use a word and AN ABBREVIATION OF THAT WORD as identifiers for different things.