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jboner / latency.txt
Last active May 29, 2024 05:28
Latency Numbers Every Programmer Should Know
Latency Comparison Numbers (~2012)
L1 cache reference 0.5 ns
Branch mispredict 5 ns
L2 cache reference 7 ns 14x L1 cache
Mutex lock/unlock 25 ns
Main memory reference 100 ns 20x L2 cache, 200x L1 cache
Compress 1K bytes with Zippy 3,000 ns 3 us
Send 1K bytes over 1 Gbps network 10,000 ns 10 us
Read 4K randomly from SSD* 150,000 ns 150 us ~1GB/sec SSD

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chaitanyagupta /
Last active May 19, 2024 19:25
Reader Macros in Common Lisp

Reader Macros in Common Lisp

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Reader macros are perhaps not as famous as ordinary macros. While macros are a great way to create your own DSL, reader macros provide even greater flexibility by allowing you to create entirely new syntax on top of Lisp.

Paul Graham explains them very well in [On Lisp][] (Chapter 17, Read-Macros):

The three big moments in a Lisp expression's life are read-time, compile-time, and runtime. Functions are in control at runtime. Macros give us a chance to perform transformations on programs at compile-time. do their work at read-time.

# Hello, and welcome to makefile basics.
# You will learn why `make` is so great, and why, despite its "weird" syntax,
# it is actually a highly expressive, efficient, and powerful way to build
# programs.
# Once you're done here, go to
# to learn SOOOO much more.
andymatuschak /
Last active May 1, 2024 12:32
A composable pattern for pure state machines with effects (draft v3)

A composable pattern for pure state machines with effects

State machines are everywhere in interactive systems, but they're rarely defined clearly and explicitly. Given some big blob of code including implicit state machines, which transitions are possible and under what conditions? What effects take place on what transitions?

There are existing design patterns for state machines, but all the patterns I've seen complect side effects with the structure of the state machine itself. Instances of these patterns are difficult to test without mocking, and they end up with more dependencies. Worse, the classic patterns compose poorly: hierarchical state machines are typically not straightforward extensions. The functional programming world has solutions, but they don't transpose neatly enough to be broadly usable in mainstream languages.

Here I present a composable pattern for pure state machiness with effects,

ankurs / fsm.c
Created April 4, 2010 21:15
FSM in C
* @file fsm.c
* @brief an implementation for a FSM in C, this file contains
* implementation of definations.
* License GPLv3+
* @author Ankur Shrivastava
#include "fsm.h"
seanjensengrey / tiny.c
Last active March 25, 2024 16:46
Marc Feeley Tiny C compiler
/* file: "tinyc.c" */
/* originally from */
/* Copyright (C) 2001 by Marc Feeley, All Rights Reserved. */
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
zehnpaard / simple-compojure.core.clj
Created October 30, 2016 06:03
Simple Compojure Demo with GET/POST forms
(ns simple-compojure.core
[ring.adapter.jetty :refer [run-jetty]]
[ring.middleware.params :as p]
[simple-compojure.middleware :as m]
[simple-compojure.routes :as r]
(def app
(-> r/routes
nicebyte / dyn_arr.h
Last active January 23, 2024 00:10
#pragma once
#define DYN_ARR_OF(type) struct { \
type *data; \
type *endptr; \
uint32_t capacity; \
#if !defined(__cplusplus)
#define decltype(x) void*
swannodette / gist:3217582
Created July 31, 2012 14:52
;; based on core.logic 0.8-alpha2 or core.logic master branch
(ns sudoku
(:refer-clojure :exclude [==])
(:use clojure.core.logic))
(defn get-square [rows x y]
(for [x (range x (+ x 3))
y (range y (+ y 3))]
(get-in rows [x y])))