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bio website cs.tufts.edu/~nr
location Malden, MA
age 52
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen May 12 at 2:10
Happy hacker in C, Icon, Haskell, Lua, ML, Modula-3, Scheme, and others. Favorite language: whatever I'm using at the moment.

Good ways to get in contact include Skype chat to norman-ramsey or (less reliable) AIM to norman62ramsey

Every time I see a question about "strong" or "weak" typing, I kill a kitten.


Jun
6
awarded  Yearling
Mar
19
comment What determines the path where the system searches for a file?
@ChrisDown there is only one ksh and it is the true shell from the hand of David Korn. I have never found an imitation worth using. And ksh has not required rehash nonsense since ksh88i.
Mar
19
comment What determines the path where the system searches for a file?
@ChrisDown: luckily for me I use ksh, which "just works" :-)
Mar
19
comment What determines the path where the system searches for a file?
Urk! I can't believe that in 2012 we are still using shells that require to be rehashed when the $PATH changes. I wonder if there is a bash option to require it to rehash at every command?
Jun
12
answered Which GNU/Linux distribution for a 12-year old system?
Jun
11
awarded  Teacher
Jun
11
awarded  Editor
Jun
11
comment finding the absolute directory
@Tom, yes, thanks for the link.
Jun
11
revised finding the absolute directory
link to rob's paper
Jun
6
answered finding the absolute directory
Jun
6
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
6
awarded  Supporter