It surprises me how often I run across programming language elitists who express opinions such as those found in sizeof(char) is 1. The prevailing opinion here is that if you write extraneous code, it’s obvious that you don’t know enough about the language.
The author’s primary rant here is that the C standard defined sizeof(char) . . . → Read More: Language elitists
The whole idea of using exceptions is to catch and handle unusual situations that could crash your program or corrupt state such that the results your program produces are incorrect. In modern programming languages, exceptions have been perverted and are used in place of normal everyday error handling. But that’s a rant for another time.
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I’m really enjoying the spoon carving. I finished three more spoons the other night, all of which are eating utensils rather than decorative or serving spoons.
The spoon on top is from a piece of mesquite left over when I cut out the big soup ladle a couple weeks ago. I picked up a . . . → Read More: On a spoon kick
I’ve been on a spoon kick lately. I’m enjoying spoon carving so much that I actually ordered some tools made specifically for spoon carving. They haven’t come in yet, so I continue with what I have.
This rectangular scoop was an experiment. I purposely left it a little rough to see how it would look. . . . → Read More: More spoons
I had planned to take more in-progress pictures, but then got involved in finishing the spoon. So all you get are the finished pictures. See Part 1 for photos that show the carving progress.
The spoon turned out much more beautiful than I thought it would. I knew that the mesquite is beautiful wood, but . . . → Read More: Mesquite spoon finished
One benefit of all the tree pruning I did last month is I got a lot of potential carving material. I also got a lot of firewood and an impressive collection of smaller stuff that I need to burn or mulch, but like anything else I have to take the bad with the good.
As . . . → Read More: Carving a spoon, Part 1