Aug 24, 2006

the return of dirk!

And there was much rejoicing, for today marks the return of Dirk, which celebrates the fundamental interconnectedness of all things.  Soooooper genius Matt Webb writes...

I've rewritten Dirk for my own learning a few times, in Perl again, PHP and Python. It's my Hello World app, hitting web apps, databases, general syntax, algorithms and performance. I try to write it as idiomatically as possible each time, and squeezing every drop of performance out of the pathfinding algorithm (which I know pretty well by now) lets me learn what's fast and slow in each language.

Dirk is one hell of a Hello World app.  Go play!  Connect!  Pathfind!