I think I’ve mostly recovered from houseguests, bronchitis, a Hugo award nomination, and several days spent driving a zippy little turbo diesel Alfa Romeo at high speeds over narrow French country roads. (And yes, I did spend all my recovery time listening to Jonathan Coulton MP3s, why do you ask?)
Meanwhile, Neal Gafter’s posted some further notes on his Neapolitan ice cream puzzler, including a couple of solutions that should be interesting to anyone trying to decide what does and doesn’t constitute “enum abuse.” And Eric Lippert’s corrected my conclusions on C#
readonly vs. Java
final; the C# approach is rather interesting, I think.
Eric’s also commented on Dan’s question about state management in functional languages. I’ve got a gold card coming up; maybe I should do something with this Scala monad tutorial…