Vanessa McHale
  • Typing APL: Elliptic Fourier Series As an Example

    by Vanessa McHale | Vector Languages

    Elliptic Fourier series are a good example to kick the tires on array programming systems; J and Python, however, are both dynamically typed.

  • The Moral Imperative to Type Imperative Languages With Linear Logic

    by Vanessa McHale | Computer Science

    "Linear Types can change the world." Lafont has shown us how to create a linear abstract machine. Yet the moral imperative to use linear types in computer science is not widely appreciated.

  • APL Is Truly Different

    by Vanessa McHale | Programming

    APL is truly different from other languages; nearly every language uses lexical scoping to express composition. Both GHC Haskell and GCC/Clang use a stack for variables across procedures because it models how variables become available (FIFO). Putatively different languages are constrained by the same fundamentals.

  • Don't Bother With LLVM for Hobby Compilers

    by Vanessa McHale | Programming

    LLVM is widely used for compilers (rustc, Swift, Kitten), particularly in tutorials (kaleidoscope), but it need not be a default.

  • Imitating Cloc With Jacinda

    by Vanessa McHale | Jacinda

    Jacinda can imitate cloc by combining it with other command-line tools on the Unix command-line, viz.