Andy Wingo

North Carolina (USA), 1980

Hacker.

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Andy Wingo 11/01/2016

the half strap: self-hosting and guile

or, "why does building guile take so friggin long"Happy new year's, hackfolk! I don't know about y'all, but I'm feeling pretty good about 2016. Let's make some cool stuff!Today's article is about Guile and how it builds...

Andy Wingo 09/11/2015

embracing conway's law

Most of you have heard of "Conway's Law", the pithy observation that the structure of things that people build reflects the social structure of the people that build them. The extent to which there is coordination or cohesion in a system as a whole...

Andy Wingo 04/11/2015

two paths, one peak: a view from below on high-performance language implementations

Ohmigod it's November. Time flies amirite. Eck-setra. These are not actually my sentiments but sometimes I do feel like a sloth or a slow loris, grasping out at quarter-speed. Once I get a hold it's good times, but hoo boy. The tech world...

Andy Wingo 29/10/2015

type folding in guile

A-hey hey hey, my peeps! Today's missive is about another optimization pass in Guile that we call "type folding". There's probably a more proper name for this, but for the moment we go with "type folding" as it's shorter than "abstract...

Andy Wingo 04/08/2015

developing v8 with guix

a guided descent into hellIt all started off so simply. My primary development machine is a desktop computer that I never turn off. I suspend it when I leave work, and then resume it when I come back. It's always where I left it, as it should be.I...