Throughout the years I’ve used Slackware, Debian, Red Hat, Debian again, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Ubuntu again. Except for that brief stint with Linux Mint, Ubuntu has been my distribution of choice since Feisty Fawn but lately I’ve been thinking about ditching it. Canonical has made a number of terrible decisions that have damaged Ubuntu’s value. In this post, I’m going to go over the issues I have with Ubuntu. Continue reading
var undefined = "blah";
Yes, you’ve read that right. What I’m doing there is redefining the
undefined symbol to “blah”.
undefined to be redefined to arbitrary values.”
Here’s how an intelligently designed language handles this kind of nonsense:
$ python Python 2.7.4 (default, Jul 5 2013, 08:21:57) [GCC 4.7.3] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> None = "blah" File "", line 1 SyntaxError: cannot assign to None >>>
Angus points out that ECMA 5 disallows assignments to
undefined so I guess one of the ECMA luminaries had an epiphany.