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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Posted Aug 28, 2012 11:25 UTC (Tue) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
Posted Aug 28, 2012 12:49 UTC (Tue) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Aug 30, 2012 18:25 UTC (Thu) by JanC_ (guest, #34940)
So doing the computations mentally or on paper is okay, doing it in any device is supposedly covered by the patents. Which is totally absurd, of course, but unfortunately it is how patent law is interpreted currently.
Personally, I think a general computation device that can be programmed by its user to do many different things should not be covered by such patents, as the computer is only used there as a help to do the computations faster. (And of course "general" means that you can run on it whatever you want, not a locked down & restricted system... ;) )
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