Programming Languages

Vol. 9 No. 5 – May 2011

Programming Languages


Passing a Language through the Eye of a Needle

How the embeddability of Lua impacted its design

by Roberto Ierusalimschy, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo, Waldemar Celes

If You Have Too Much Data, then “Good Enough” Is Good Enough

In today's humongous database systems, clarity may be relaxed, but business needs can still be met.

by Pat Helland

Storage Strife

Beware keeping data in binary format

by George V. Neville-Neil


Deduplicating Devices Considered Harmful

A good idea, but it can be taken too far

by David Rosenthal