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Pretzels are our default snack on the go. We just grab a few at the bakery and off we go. Mostly a southern Germany thing though.

For warm meals, we have Maultaschen. Simmer in broth for a few minutes and it’s ready. In other parts of the world, there are variations of stuffed pasta.





Comparable and bigger projects do use other languages: Hacker News (Arc/Lisp), Lobste.rs (Ruby), Reddit (first Lisp, then Python).

I’m not sure if we really disagree. If I were to start something like Lemmy, Python would give me a quicker start because I have some Django experience. On the other hand, your argument to use a strictly typed language is a good argument as well. Since Lemmy is growing nicely, you certainly did not make a wrong choice. Way to go!


I have used D. It certainly isn’t perfect and has some historic baggage even though it is not mainstream.

As a language, I’d say it is strictly better than C/C++ but of course the ecosystem is not as big and mature. D spoiled me and I miss many features whenever I use C++ at work. You could describe D as C++30 without the baggage.

Rust is for serious systems programming. In other domains, the rigor imposed by its type system is not necessary and something like Python is fine. The strength of D is that it can cover it all. You can write D in an easy going way and then it looks like Python in terms of lines-of-code and boilerplate. You can also make D code more strict with annotations (maybe even to Rust borrow checker strictness in the future). Best of all, you can transition from easy to strict and also do that only partially for critical parts of the codebase.

Overall a great language but it seems not that much better than alternatives that it gets the big adoption it deserves.


If you want a quick and effective start, T-Nation is not a good place to look. However, if you want to see all the conflicts to get an impression about the range of opinions it is fine.





The title is the summary.

There is no surprising data or anything in the article. It is a nice discussion starter though.





My guess is that Fortran does not need header files unlike C/C++.


The difference between C and C++ is interesting here. C++ enables you to build abstractions to lower error risk (bounded integers, range checked containers, …) but C++ is also much more complex and that increases error risk.


Rust is used in safety-critical software? Citation please.


AstraZeneca seems to make a very rare illness (thrombocytopenia) less rare. As it affects mostly younger women, giving those another vaccine instead is an appropriate measure to me.




I’m currently reading Large-Scale C++ Software Design by John S. Lakos, 1996. It is superficially outdated. For example, it doesn’t use UML notation but invents its own for no good reason.

Its big selling point is that it covers “physical design”, which is about files, folders, and dependencies between them. I rarely see that it other books but it is important.

You can find some videos from John Lakos at CppCon where he summarizes the key points.


As a german citizen, this reads like it’s from a parallel universe. There are countries who do worse than Germany, but calling us a “success story” feels unreal.


If you are looking for something formal, take a look at SFIA and try to adapt it to C trivia.

In general, it is practically impossible to distinguish experts and bullshitters 100%.


The original source for Germany is the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute:

Compared to the status on 11 March 2021, additional cases (as of Monday, 15 March 2021) have now been reported in Germany. Analysing the new data status, the experts of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut now see a striking accumulation of a special form of very rare cerebral vein thrombosis (sinus vein thrombosis) in connection with a deficiency of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) and bleeding in temporal proximity to vaccinations with the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca.

Many news sources (including the submission) miss the aspect that it isn’t about normal “blood clots.”


Man kann rein nach Gewissen die Partei wählen die am besten die eigenen Interessen vertritt. Wenn alle so wählen würden, wäre es gut.

Oder man wählt strategisch um den eigenen Einfluss auf das Wahlergebnis zu maximieren.

Lässt sich beides rational begründen.

Leider wählen die meisten auf dem Bauch raus, was einen an dem Prinzip “mündiger Bürger” verzweifeln lässt.


Wie viel deine Stimme wert ist, hängt sehr vom Bezirk ab. Es gibt immer mal wieder Fälle wo es beim Direktmandat nur um eine handvoll Stimmen Unterschied geht.

Die Überlegung strategisch SPD zu wählen klingt mir solide.

Ich hoffe genauso auf eine Regierung ohne Schwarz…


Ha, I wish projects and products would be real distinct things in my company. They split and merge. Their scope changes or is not clearly defined.


!agile@lemmy.ml - Nobody but me is posting stuff. Only three subscribers.


Btw Ralph Caspers, one of the moderators, becomes 50 next year.