I realized that I never wrote my #introductions, so here it goes.
I'm a Python programmer working on open source. After hours I do whatever is my current obsession, so far I have gone through: #wiki, #drawing, #typography, #roguelike #gamedev, #pygame, miniature #painting, #tinwhistle and #ocarina music, #arduino, walking #robots, #rcheli, #electronics, #microbit, #micropython, #circuitpython, homebrew game handhelds.
Tried to solder wires to the ribbon cable, and failed. A breakout PCB ordered.
What's cookin' doc?
The whole "intellectual property" shtick is one big pyramid scheme. Consider patents: you must come up with an invention as useful as possible, so that a lot of people will use it in their inventions, and you get part of their profits. Same with copyrights: you create a work so powerful, that a lot of authors makes derivative works, and you profit. Of course all the places at the top of the pyramid are already taken, so all you can do is to recruit some new poor souls into this scam.
Rotate the padlock icon 90° and you get a mug of hot tea. That's so much better!
For a canon in inversion is a dangerous diversion
And a bit of augmentation is a seri-ous temptation
Rust is a very nice programming language and runtime environment. It has a lot of advantages and is good for a lot of use cases. However, it's not good for all use cases, and its advantages are sometimes actually detrimental. In such cases we turn to other languages and runtimes, and everything would be great, if only the developers of all other languages weren't trying to turn the languages they are taking care of into a poor imitation of Rust. Please stop, we need those languages.
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