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Comment Re:Shield against cosmic rays ?? (Score 2, Informative) 756 756

Cosmic rays include many kinds of charged particles -- protons, electrons, alpha particles etc -- streaming out from the sun (and arriving from other places). Electromagnetic radiation is also known as sunlight, and is, as you said, not deflected by magnetic fields.

Comment Re:Switching away from c++ is difficult. (Score 1) 501 501

haskell failed in supporting for-loops (MapM_ is not exactly the same thing)


for lo hi action = mapM_ action [lo .. hi]

for 1 4 print
1
2
3
4

I don't see how this relates to correctness though. The nice thing about for in most languages is its termination guarantee; you don't get that in the C++ version.

"Virtual" means never knowing where your next byte is coming from.

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