Elliott Bignell

Perhaps US observers might pull their heads out of their bottoms and notice that the world does not revolve around them. Here in Europe there is little delusion about both the necessity and the feasibility of crushing the Russian invasion force.

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I ought to mention that functional programming has been around for a long time. It's come back into vogue because it is a tool which is suited to today's distributed, multi-cored world, and, yes, partly because OO has often not delivered what it promised. But OO worked just fine if you applied a sophisticated understanding of what it is for. As another commentor mentioned, it is about behaviour more than about reuse.

Fail to apply a sophisticated understanding of a new paradigm and you'll just run into the same problems.

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I have lived in Switzerland for 15 years, and I fairly recently found out that there is whisky distilled in the Kanton of Appenzell. A Celtic tribe known as the Helvetier settled what is now the Swiss Alps in the 1st Century CE, under Roman rule, and this is one of their legacies, along with the national code "CH" ("Confoederatio Helvetica").

I first read about it in a mountain-sports magazine. Apparently there is a hiking route in the mountains of Appenzell where you can walk from lodge to lodge sampling about 40 brands of whisky. I have no idea whether anyone has ever survived the entire route.

https://www.saentismalt.com/de/service1/home.html

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Elliott Bignell

Elliott Bignell

Software engineer, photographer, cook, bedroom guitarist and karateka