The nice people at the programmerchat section of reddit have asked me to do an Ask Me Anything, and of course I am happy to do so. Thanks to reddit for the invitation.
For those of you unfamiliar with the AMA format, it goes like this. On the morning of Friday May 29th I will create a new topic on reddit where users can post questions as comments. At 4 PM Eastern / 1PM Pacific, I’ll start posting answers to those questions as fast as I can, for about an hour.
Of course readers of this blog already know that they can ask me anything anytime they like, but this is a nice way to get a conversation going, and you might be interested in questions asked by others.
Obviously I think the whole thing will work best if the questions are about something I know about, and I expect most of them will be about programming languages. But hey, it’s called Ask Me Anything for a reason, so go right ahead. (I make no guarantees that I’ll answer, of course, but I’ll make a good faith effort.)
The tradition on an AMA is to make the topic link to proof that the person posting the AMA is who they claim to be; this posting will be my proof, my reddit user name is ericlippert, and here’s me in my favorite free T-shirt: (click for larger version)
See you Friday!