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    This is a fascinating discussion (recorded back in May) with Conal Elliott. Of particular interest is his view (starting at around 11 minutes) on the two impulses of programming. The first being that it’s fun to get machines to do our bidding (but he argues this isn’t a very deep experience). The 2nd impulse is that we want to understand the universe, and programs should be a search for truth (I’m paraphrasing badly).

    I’d be interested to hear what everyone thinks.

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      Regarding the performance analysis you mentioned in a comment, read

      There is also a new version of Gregg’s Systems Performance book coming out soon.

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        I’m looking forward to reading the BPF book, but I’ve not seen any announcements about the new edition of Systems Performance other than the statement at the end of Do you have any more information?

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          He mentioned at the end of his LISA 2019 presentation to keep an eye out, but I don’t have any information beyond that.