Addenda to recent articles 202211
my chart of Haskell's numbers
to include a few missing things, uncrossed some of the arrows, and
added an explicit public domain notice,
The article contained a typo, a section
titled “Shuff that don't work so good”. I decided this was a
surprise gift from the Gods of Dada, and left it uncorrected.
My very old article about nonstandard adjectives
now points out that the standard term for “nonstandard adjective” is
Similar to my
suggested emoji for U.S. presidents,
a Twitter user suggested
emoji for UK prime ministers,
some of which I even understand.
I added some discussion of why I did not use a cat emoji for
President Garfield. A reader called January First-of-May suggested
a tulip for Dutch-American Martin Van Buren, which I gratefully
my article on adaptive group testing,
Sam Dorfman and I wondered if there wasn't earlier prior art in the
form of coin-weighing puzzles. M. January brought to my attention
that none is known! The earliest known coin-weighing puzzles date
back only to 1945. See the article for more details.
Some time ago I wrote an article on
“What was wrong with SML?”. I
said “My sense is that SML is moribund” but added a note back in
April when a reader (predictably) wrote in to correct me.
However, evidence in favor of my view appeared last month when the
Haskell Weekly News ran their
annual survey, which
included the question “Which programming languages other than
Haskell are you fluent in?”, and SML was not among the possible
choices. An oversight, perhaps, but a rather probative one.
I wondered if my earlier article was the
only one on the Web to include the phrase “wombat
coprolites”. It wasn't.
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