Florent Clairambault

Some good reasons for learning python

President Obama thinks required programming language learning in high school is a great idea. So do I, and I think we should all start with python. Writing code with it is very fast. When software engineers tell you “I can do it in 10 minutes”, in C/C++ they mean 4h, in java they mean 2h and in python they mean it. You can really do anything. I’ve done some serial communication, bit level manipulation, network level event-based servers, multithreading, webservice providing and consuming, SQL and cassandra client faster than what I’ve been doing in any other language.

TC65i development on Mac Os X (or Linux)

This is now on the wiki.

Technology brotherhoods

I often hear people talking about which technology is better between C / C++ / C# .Net / java. Most of the time, it’s more a political/brotherhood/community thing (like football, even thought frenchies like me aren’t so proud of their team now) than a technical talk. I find it absurd. Computer science is about efficiency and making more money. You can take into account the pleasure you have to work on a technology (as you will be more likely to be more efficient with it), but it should still remain about efficiency.

TC65 : Slow UDP reception

Introduction Receiving UDP datagrams on the TC65 is easy but inefficient. You need to create a new thread if you want to receive data asynchronously. There’s no way of knowing if a new datagram has been received or not without hanging on the ::receive( Datagram ); method. This is quite weird considering you can do it in TCP. The real problem is it’s freaking slow. The Cinterion documentation just tells you “This method blocks until a datagram is received.