Re: [dev] Interesting post about X11

From: Donald Allen <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:32:09 -0400

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Anders Andersson <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Donald Allen <> wrote:
>> I've written code in just
>> about every language you can think of (except Perl, which looks like
>> something that came out of a broken modem to me; didn't Paul Graham
>> say that it looks like a cartoon character cursing?), and I am more
>> productive in Scheme than any other language (one reason is that Jerry
>> and Guy Steele found a very small basis set; I almost never consult
>> documentation when writing Scheme -- the small set of core principles
>> are in my head; that's not true of C, particularly when writing
>> declarations).
> Speaking of which.. I just today had to use the nice tool 'cdecl' to
> generate this line for me:
> __asm void (*modify_isr(register __a0 void(*const)(void)))(void);
> A cookie for those of you that can decode this in under 10 seconds of
> staring at it.

Easy -- "syntax error". That's what cdecl said when I fed it back to
it. Where's my cookie?-)


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