oscartheduckin’ around

April 9, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — oscartheduck @ 2:10 am

I’ve been writing lots of OOP code of late, after a long stint writing functional programming code, and I’m in this weird space.

On the one hand, it’s interesting writing the code and seeing all kinds of magic appear to happen with almost nothing done. On the other hand, I don’t trust objects to keep track of themselves.

What’s a person to do in this situation? It’s especially bad with java; I don’t expect it to be able to do anything as a language because of its uniformly weird implementation. Having default types which override the types that a programmer enters in the code is _just_plain_wrong_. But java’s also where the employment is right now.

I much prefer ruby. Open classes, isThisBoolean?, uniformly object oriented. It’s plain old gorgeousness on stilts.

For those of you out there clustering away, consider this: to reimage a bunch of nodes without too much hassle, unplug your dhcp server from a switch, plug in a freshly configured SystemImager master box and copy of the dhcpd.conf file, bob’s your uncle you’ve got instant reconfiguration of all nodes. Plug the old dhcp server back in and everything’s ready to rock and roll.


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