Andy Wingo

North Carolina (USA), 1980

Hacker.

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Andy Wingo 02/12/2014

there are no good constant-time data structures

Imagine you have a have a web site that people can access via a password. No user name, just a password. There are a number of valid passwords for your service. Determining whether a password is in that set is security-sensitive: if a user has a valid...

Andy Wingo 27/11/2014

scheme workshop 2014

I just got back from the US, and after sleeping for 14 hours straight I'm in a position to type about stuff again. So welcome back to the solipsism, France and internet! It is good to see you on a properly-sized monitor again.I had the enormously...

Andy Wingo 14/11/2014

on yakshave, on color, on cosines, on glitchen

Hold on to your butts, kids, because this is epic.on yaksAs in all great epics, our prideful, stubborn hero starts in a perfectly acceptable state of things, decides on a lark to make a small excursion, and comes back much much later to inflict upon you...

Andy Wingo 14/11/2014

generators in firefox now twenty-two times faster

It's with great pleasure that I can announce that, thanks to Mozilla's Jan de Mooij, the new ES6 generator functions are twenty-two times faster in Firefox!Some back-story, for the unawares. There's a new version of JavaScript coming,...

Andy Wingo 09/11/2014

ffconf 2014

Last week I had the great privilege of speaking at ffconf in Brighton, UK. It was lovely. The town put on a full demonstration of its range of November weather patterns, from blue skies to driving rain to hail (!) to sea-spray to drizzle and back again....