It's been a while, Advogato.
This proclus person is annoying. Seriously man, how do you find time to blog like five times a day or something?
I'm writing this little game. In a startling departure from my usual modus codandi, I decided to give this newfangled C++ thing a spin. Now I'm happily writing code that looks like this:
MAX_BOMBS, FALLING_LABEL_TTL> falling_labels;
Different language, but I still feel that I'm essentially banging at the keyboard at random until I arrive at something that compiles. Plus ça change...
I'm trying to improve my English. I'd like to understand why "she told me something" is allowed, but "she explained me something" makes native English speakers emit a parse error. Does anyone out there know where I can get a BNF for English?