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Sick sick sick

Idea of the day: JIT the bytecode produced by the regexp engine. Shouldn't actually be too hard. Produce a bunch of C functions which perform each node, keep everything in registers, and use C magic to build a buffer stringing the assembly code for each function together.


Every night before I teach, I dread the morning. But then when I get into the class and start teaching, I love it. Weird.

Beyond Skin

Just 5 miles from India's nuclear test site, children play in the shade of the village water tank. Here in the Rajahstan desert, people say they're proud their country showed their nuclear capability.  …