'I don't want to die,' the boy from the nineteen seventies said. 'I've too many unfinished projects.'
There was a time that I began to think I aught to get myself a horse, but that went along with the idea that we could do something about plastic waste. People whose job it is to dish out the pens know that the packaging is necessary, as is a rubbish bin.
'I've found the reason to change who I used to be,' amounted to getting another motorbike and forgetting about the horses. The conclusion of one project found me in a big organization. Who are the people who talk to us about danger?
The Internet is poetry in motion; very often, however, we're required to think of cattle. 'The network is the computer,' the boy from the nineteen-seventies said. 'But reliable communication is something we have to learn to live without.'
I can't do without my modules, even though we know that there is no such thing as a perfectly secure extension mechanism. The maker of a language might know tricks whereby they can have their say; which is valuable advice to anyone mucking about with the rudiments of languages. Naming conventions do not start with advice on how to choose identifiers. First off is the matter of operators which are exceptions to the rule about declarations. Using the guns prefix to indicate such exceptions, we find ourselves wandering towards Poland again in terms of object member access. But object member access is already reverse Polish (though the separator may be framed as an operator in an algebraic context). There seems no reason not to continue to use guns as this separator.
The loading of modules may be seen to be the loading of an object, but we need to be honest about the implementation of them, so that this is another exceptional operator. Then, we must allow the definition of identifiers that include the member access separator, and thus we require a check to be done on definition: the check ensures that an object isn't being declared where an implied object exists, and that an identifier isn't being declared that implies an object that already exists.
Keeping things in order is sometimes a matter of optimization and sometimes a matter of saving ourselves from having to allocate. Verifying our routines is sometimes a matter of careful testing and sometimes a matter of waiting for the having of a good test case.
'To err is human,' our time-travelling guest replied. 'To locate a problem in wads of code requires the building of a database of just about everyone in the world.'
'But maybe if you take to primary-school creative writing you'll be able to build up a big enough dataset, in a year or two, that'll be good enough for your primary-school code experiments?'
But I wasn't quick enough. My open hand went through the space his head had just been, and I started to think that remaining sober was wasting my life away.