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Dysfunctional Programming » 2011 » May

Build smarter, not harder

I spent the past six weeks roaming around Europe with a netbook, and used that time productively to get some work done on Firefox. Part of that involved building on Windows for the first time, and experiencing the joy of pymake. However, I found the extra characters required to fire off incremental builds with pymake […]

JS runnables: now with less boilerplate

Actually, this little trick has been possible for at least a year and a half since I fixed the enhancement request, but I don’t believe it’s common knowledge. When writing something like someEventTarget.dispatch({ run: function() { … }), you can simply use someEventTarget.dispatch(function() { … }) and skip the object goop. It looks cleaner to […]