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Quadrilatero d’Oro & Giardini Pubblici

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Northeast of the Duomo, the Quadrilatero d’Oro (the Golden Quad) sings a siren song to luxury label lovers the world over. It also goes by the diminutive ‘Monte Nap’ after Via Monte Napoleone, which is one of its defining four streets along with Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea and Via Borgospesso. To the northeast Corso Venezia borders the splendid Giardini Pubblici, a 19th-century pleasure garden.

Museo Poldi-Pezzoli (Click here)

Shop Like a Local (Click here)

Museo Poldi-Pezzoli (Click here)

Casa Museo Boschi-di Stefano (Click here)

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi (Click here)

Aspesi (Click here)

G Lorenzi (Click here)

Giardini Pubblici (Click here)

Pandenus (Click here)

HClub (Click here)

Metro Use Montenapoleone (MM3, yellow line) for the Quad. For Giardini Pubblici, exit at Palestro or Porta Venezia (both on MM1, the red line). For Corso Buenos Aires and the Boschi-di Stefano museum, continue to Lima from Porta Venezia.

Start the day with a slug of the best coffee in Milan at Il Caffè Ambrosiano (Click here). There are no seats, but you’ll be rubbing elbows with local coffee connoisseurs and munching cornetti at the bar. Then wander south through the pretty Giardini Pubblici (Click here). If you’re en famille consider stopping at the Museo Civico (Click here), Milan’s oldest civic museum and Italy’s most important natural history museum. Otherwise head north to the eccentric Piero Portaluppi–designed apartment (Click here) of Antonio Boschi and Marieda di Stefano, a treasure trove of 20th-century Italian painting.

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12. Reflection

Chris Smith O'Reilly Media ePub

We have covered almost all of the raw syntax of F#, and the programming paradigms it enables. In this chapter, you wont learn any new capabilities of the F# language per se; instead you will learn how to harness the .NET Reflection APIs.

Reflection allows you to access the runtime metadata information about executing code. Metadata can be raw type information, such as the methods a class has, or it can come in the form of attributes, which are programmer-supplied code annotations.

The most common usage of .NET reflection is for metaprogramming, which is writing programs that reason about themselves, or modify themselves, such as those that can load plug-ins to add new functionality at runtime. In other words, allowing other developers to extend your application without them needing to have access to the source code.

But before you can do full-on metaprogramming, you must first understand how to annotate code to provide metadata.

Attributes are a form of metadata you can attach to assemblies, methods, parameters, and so on. These annotations can then be inspected at runtime using reflection, which we get to later in this chapter. The F# compiler will recognize attributes as well; in fact, you have been using attributes for a while now to provide hints for how to compile your code.

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18. Object Destruction

Randal L. Schwartz O'Reilly Media ePub

In Chapters 13 and 15, we looked at basic object creation and manipulation. In this chapter, we’ll look at an equally important topic: what happens when objects go away. In Perl, we call the process of cleaning up an object destroying it.

As we showed in Chapter 5, when the last reference to a Perl data structure goes away, Perl automatically reclaims the memory of that data structure, including destroying any links to other data. Of course, that in turn may cause Perl to destroy other (“contained”) structures as well.

By default, objects work in this manner because objects use the same reference-count–based garbage collection to make more complex objects. Perl destroys an object built with a hash reference when the last reference to that hash goes away. If hash values are also references, they’re similarly removed, possibly causing further destruction.

Suppose our object uses a temporary file to hold data that doesn’t fit entirely in memory. The object can include a filehandle to a temporary file in its instance data. While the normal object destruction sequence will properly close the handle, we still have the temporary file on disk unless we take further action.

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Chapter Nine

Judith Edwards Karnac Books ePub

In which Molly describes life at home on the farm in summer, and in the village too, when the local holiday camps fill with ‘townies’: strange speaking aliens who love to play Bingo and sing bawdy songs. The adult world is hard to read, and she tries to understand about life as seen in jolly picture postcards, while Steve encourages her to smoke fag ends they pick up from the road.

You can repair a broken section of your tapestry in several ways: you can use either a weaver's knot, or you can introduce a new warp, but a bit less thick than the original one, carefully now.

While school could have its joys and its heartaches, you came home at the end of the day, on the red double decker bus where the children swung around the stair rail and shoved and giggled on the top deck.

Swop you three refreshers for a bull's eye.

Beat you to the front seat.

Rubbing the ink off their fingers and thumbs, knocking elbows and knees three to a seat till the conductor came to sort it out.

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28. Was the Dispersion at Babel a Real Event?

Master Books ePub


Was the Dispersion at Babel a Real Event?

Bodie Hodge

When did the events at the Tower of Babel happen? What did the tower look like? Are there any records of Noah’s descendants found throughout the world after they left Babel? What about different languages? Are Noah and his sons found in any ancient genealogies? In this chapter, we’ll examine the fascinating answers to questions about what happened on the plain of Shinar. For background to this chapter, please read Genesis 1011.

When Did the Event at Babel Occur?

Renowned chronologist Archbishop James Ussher[1] placed the time of Babel at 106 years after the Flood, when Peleg was born.[2]

To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan (Genesis 10:25).

Although this may not be the exact date, it is in range because Peleg was in the fourth generation after the Flood.

Some have suggested that this division refers to a geophysical splitting of the continents; however, this is associated with the flood of Noah’s time — not the events at Babel. The massive amounts of water and the crustal breakup indicated in Genesis 7:11 (the fountains of the great deep burst forth) were substantial enough to cause catastrophic movements of plates. Continental collision formations, such as high mountains, were already in place prior to Peleg’s day. For example, we know the mountains of Ararat had formed by the end of the Flood because the ark landed there. These mountains are caused by a collision with the Arabian plate and the Eurasian plate. So these would have already moved by the time the Flood had ended.

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