A freelance software engineer with experience in webapplications, databases and bioinformatics.
A contributor to Parrot and the person behind Pipp.
A physicist who worked with third sound in Helium-III and CCD X-ray detectors.
barney on irc.perl.org
github: http://github.com/bschmalhofer [github.com]
XING: https://www.xing.com/profile/Bernhard_Schmalhofer [xing.com]
I'm still trying to learn about computer languages, by targeting 'POSIX bc' to Parrot. Currently I'm checking whether I got the precedences of '+', '-', '*', '/' and '%' right. The harder things are still to come: variables and subroutines.
There is a funny thing I noticed about POSIX bc. POSIX bc has no unary '+', thus '+1' on a line by itself is a syntax error.
bernhard@ubuntu:~$ bc -s
Copyright 1991-1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type `warranty'.
(standard_in) 3: syntax error