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  1. Sep 2021
    1. This post is about all the major disadvantages of Julia. Some of it will just be rants about things I particularly don't like - hopefully they will be informative, too.

      It seems like Julia is not just about pros:

      • Compile time latency
      • Large memory consumption
      • Julia can't easily integrate into other languages
      • Weak static analysis
      • The core language is unstable
      • The ecosystem is immature
      • The type system works poorly
          • You can't extend existing types with data
          • Abstract interfaces are unenforced and undiscoverable
          • Subtyping is an all-or-nothing thing
      • The iterator protocol is weird and too hard to use
      • Functional programming primitives are not well designed
      • Misc gripes (no Path type and no Option type)
  2. Aug 2021
    1. The idea here is to clear the decks so to speak. Getting all the negative worrisome shit out of your head and onto the page is an easy form of catharsis that can provide sharp relief from all the niggling little issues stopping you from blasting pure awesome out into the universe.

      Example of clearing the mental clutter by writing using Julia Cameron's Morning Pages concept.

  3. Jun 2021
  4. May 2021
    1. y train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. CRIMESTOP, in short, means protective stupidity.
    2. It was rather more of a shock to him when he discovered from some chance remark that she did not remember that Oceania, four years ago, had been at war with Eastasia and at peace with Eurasia. It was true that she regarded the whole war as a sham: but apparently she had not even noticed that the name of the enemy had changed. 'I thought we'd always been at war with Eurasia,' she said vaguely. It frightened him a little.

      Julia's memory issues with war

    3. Such a thing as an independent political movement was outside her imagination: and in any case the Party was invincible. It would always exist, and it would always be the same. You could only rebel against it by secret disobedience or, at most, by isolated acts of violence such as killing somebody or blowing something up.

      Only rebellion Julia knows, only revolutionary thought of indoctrinated youth

    4. He had never before seen or imagined a woman of the Party with cosmetics on her face. The improvement in her appearance was startling. With just a few dabs of colour in the right places she had become not only very much prettier, but, above all, far more feminine. Her short hair and boyish overalls merely added to the effect. As he took her in his arms a wave of synthetic violets flooded his nostrils. He remembered the half-darkness of a basement kitchen, and a woman's cavernous mouth. It was the very same scent that she had used; but at the moment it did not seem to matter. 'Scent too!' he said. 'Yes, dear, scent too. And do you know what I'm going to do next? I'm going to get hold of a real woman's frock from somewhere and wear it instead of these bloody trousers. I'll wear silk stockings and high-heeled shoes! In this room I'm going to be a woman, not a Party comrade.'

      defining what it is to be a woman? problematic, but interesting.

    5. She had become a physical necessity, something that he not only wanted but felt that he had a right to. When she said that she could not come, he had the feeling that she was cheating him.
    6. Life as she saw it was quite simple. You wanted a good time; 'they', meaning the Party, wanted to stop you having it; you broke the rules as best you could. She seemed to think it just as natural that 'they' should want to rob you of your pleasures as that you should want to avoid being caught. She hated the Party, and said so in the crudest words, but she made no general criticism of it. Except where it touched upon her own life she had no interest in Party doctrine.

      Julia's hatred of the party is a different, less intellectual, hatred of anti-liberalist ideology. she just wants to live to have a good time.

    7. he had even (an infallible mark of good reputation) been picked out to work in Pornosec, the sub-section of the Fiction Department which turned out cheap pornography for distribution among the proles.
    8. he could describe the whole process of composing a novel, from the general directive issued by the Planning Committee down to the final touching-up by the Rewrite Squad. But she was not interested in the finished product. She 'didn't much care for reading,' she said. Books were just a commodity that had to be produced, like jam or bootlaces.

      What does this tell us about Julia? Very meta.

    9. he was dead! He clasped her against him and found that he was kissing a live warm face.

      necrophilia? plays into his original desire to obtain her/kill her

    10. Julia, however, seemed unable to mention the Party, and especially the Inner Party, without using the kind of words that you saw chalked up in dripping alley-ways. He did not dislike it. It was merely one symptom of her revolt against the Party and all its ways, and somehow it seemed natural and healthy, like the sneeze of a horse that smells bad hay.

      Julia's language revolt vs. Winston's life-writing

    11. I hated the sight of you,' he said. 'I wanted to rape you and then murder you afterwards. Two weeks ago I thought seriously of smashing your head in with a cobblestone. If you really want to know, I imagined that you had something to do with the Thought Police.'

      What a declaration!

  5. Mar 2021
    1. one of Julia's most important benefits is its ability to achieve C-like performance while keeping the syntax elegant.

      C-like performance with elegant syntax

  6. Oct 2020
    1. The dark building is newer, but he knows it well; knows the two lost souls who creep through it with an alert hunger on their faces. He recognizes that look from the other hunter, whose dreams he has watched for so long. They stalk the darkness itself, and hope to catch and kill it before it can do the same to them. They see him watching, but they cannot catch his scent.

      Julia and Trevor

  7. Aug 2020
  8. Mar 2020
    1. The reason that Julia is fast (ten to 30 times faster than Python) is because it is compiled and not interpreted

      Julia seems to be even faster than Scala when comparing to the speed of Python

  9. Feb 2020
  10. Dec 2019
    1. The major selling point of Julia these days is in crafting differentiable algorithms (data-driven code that neural networks use in machine learning) in Flux (machine learning library for Julia)

      Main selling point of Julia these days

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