introspection (and Perl 6)

Paul Johnson paul at
Fri Jan 25 01:00:05 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:24:04AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> On 25 Jan 2008, at 00:06, jesse wrote:
>>>>> Come now, not *all* hedge funds use APL for their arbitrage
>>>>> program trading systems...
>>>> True - but, to be fair, the others are implemented on top of Excel.
>>> That's not even funny.
>> I didn't think it was supposed to be. "Sad, but true"
> But amazingly, it seems to work. Against all reason, it does enough of what 
> it does
> to DTRT.
> What can we learn?

The problem is when some spotty oik wants to know why their spreadsheet
is giving different answers to the multi million pound app being used

Actually, that's wrong.  The problem is when their spreadsheet is right.

Paul Johnson - paul at

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