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diffoscope: in-depth comparison of files, archives, and directories
In-depth comparison of files, archives, and directories.

diffoscope will try to get to the bottom of what makes files or directories different. It will recursively unpack archives of many kinds and transform various binary formats into more human readable form to compare them. It can compare two tarballs, ISO images, or PDF just as easily.
computer  tools  diff  archive  directory  file  recursion  free  opensource 
3 days ago by jeffjensen
The Simplest SQLite Common Table Expression Tutorial « Expensify Blog
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around Common Table Expressions for a while, and all the tutorials I’ve read started out with “simple” examples that were way too advanced for me to follow. Here’s my attempt to write a tutorial that starts as simple as possible.
sqlite  sql  recursion 
7 days ago by danwin
Lance Strate's Blog Time Passing: We Create the Conditions that Condition Us
We Create the Conditions that Condition Us

"The human condition comprehends more than the condition under which life has been given to man. Men are conditioned beings because everything they come in contact with turns immediately into a condition of their existence. The world in which the vita activa spends itself consists of things produced by human activities; but the things that owe their existence exclusively to men nevertheless constantly condition their human makers."

-Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition, 1958, p. 9
identity  recursion 
9 days ago by zryb
Pattern Matching and Recursion
A popular programming “problem” is to determine whether a string of parentheses is “balanced:”

Given a string that consists of open and closed parentheses, write a function that determines whether the parentheses in the string are balanced. “Balanced” parentheses means that each opening symbol has a corresponding closing symbol and the pairs of parentheses are properly nested.
javascript  recursion 
18 days ago by mike
Cybernetics for the Twenty-First Century: An Interview with Philosopher Yuk Hui - Journal #102 September 2019 - e-flux
Martin Heidegger claimed that the emergence of cybernetics in the mid-twentieth century marked the completion and end of philosophy. In response to Heidegger, I recontextualize cybernetics within the history of philosophy, with the aim of exposing both its limits and potential. ... In 1966, journalists from Der Spiegel asked Heidegger what comes after philosophy. He replied: cybernetics.
recursion  cybernetics 
28 days ago by zryb Recursivity and Contingency (Media Philosophy Book 1) eBook: Yuk Hui: Kindle Store
This book employs recursivity and contingency as two principle concepts to investigate into the relation between nature and technology, machine and organism, system and freedom.
books  recursion 
28 days ago by zryb
The Y Combinator (Slight Return) - Mike's World-O-Programming — LiveJournal
or: How to Succeed at Recursion Without Really Recursing Tiger got to hunt, Bird got to fly; Lisper got to sit and wonder, (Y (Y Y))? Tiger got to sleep, Bird got to land; Lisper got to tell himself he understand. Kurt Vonnegut, modified by Darius Bacon Introduction…
y-combinator  recursion 
7 weeks ago by telemachus

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