Monthly Archives: November 2010

Automatic Generation of Optimized Domain-Specific Operations, by Jason Eckhardt

Jason Eckhardt, a student of Keith Cooper, had an interesting COMP 600 talk about StencilDSL and simplifying writing certain stencil-based array operations: Automatic Generation of Optimized Domain-Specific Operations In previous work, we introduced a compiler-based algorithm for eliminating inter-iteration redundancies … Continue reading

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Integrating the Habanero Java Race Detector into DrJava

Jarred, Vincent and the guys of the Habanero Java group are planning to add a race detector to the Habanero Java compiler adapter in DrJava. I won’t have much time to help them with this, but I gave them some … Continue reading

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DrJava Listed in Overview of Java IDEs

DrJava was included in this overview of Java IDEs: Dr. Java- This is a lightweight IDE geared towards students in introductory level classes, including the Advanced Placement Computer Science course. Dr. Java has support for evaluating snippets of code without … Continue reading

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DrJava Preferences Stored in Project Files

I told myself I wouldn’t work on DrJava anymore, but here I go again. I Implemented feature request 3081586, Store Preferences within Projects, mainly because this was something I had wanted for a long time (I kept going back and … Continue reading

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Turing Completeness and the Halting Problem for Sexbots

Mathias: Now, a computer is Turing complete if and only if it can compute everything that can be computed with such a Turing machine, i.e. with a device that has a read/write tape and a finite state automaton. And that’s … Continue reading

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Working on a Recent Plane Trip

I just received two pictures from a recent plane trip. One of them even shows me diligently working on my MacBook and studying my quad-ruled paper notebook. You can see DrJava open on the MacBook.

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AdBlock Plus and Gmail, And Other Issues

I’m experiencing an AdBlock Plus problem in Gmail. At least now I’m sure it’s not a more severe display problem, because I’ve just witnessed it on a second machine. Both are Macs, though. The columns for some emails are messed … Continue reading

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