Daily Archives: 2008-09-11

Mercurial command demo: hg verify

One of the wonderful commands that Mercurial support is the “verify” command. Running this command in a Mercurial workspace goes through the backing store of the repository and makes sure that the history and contents of the versioned files are not corrupt, missing or otherwise in a “bad” state.

An example of how you can use this Mercurial command is described here. Continue reading

Lisp fun; can it run faster than C?

A common misconception about Lisp is that it is “slow”. I wrote misconception because this is not necessarily true. Most of the time that the “slowness” argument is brought up, it eventually turns out, after talking a while with the supporter of the argument, that it is either based on hearsay or that it stems from older experience with short tests. Continue reading