What rationale is used when programming language designers decide what sign the result of modulo operation takes?
Going through Modulo operation (the avenue I entered while exploring the difference between rem and mod) I came across: In mathematics the result of the modulo operation is the remainder of the ...
What constructs in OOP languages (specifically Java) allow you to enforce design decisions and intent? I think some examples would be the 'final' keyword, access modifiers, template methods, perhaps ...
I'm developing a numeric application (nonlinear optimizer), with a zillion knobs to tweak and rising. It's not my first foray into this domain, but this time there are even more variables in the code ...
When calculating how many days between 2 dates, should you include both dates in the count, or neither, or 1?
I am trying to make an algorithm that counts the days between two dates, e.g. between 3/1/2012 and 3/2/2012. What is the correct answer, or the most popular choice? Should be the one I use? In ...
I would like to develop an application for a group of people to use. I have decided to develop using python, but I am thinking of using python 2.X or python 3.X. If I use python 2.X, I need to upgrade ...
How do you decide between putting the code in the database or putting the code in the application? [closed]
For the sake of argument: Let's assume the application we are building is an amortization schedule. Let's also assume that the database has a table called tblAmortizationPayments that stores the ...
I just watched this talk by Greg Young warning people to KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid. One of the things he suggested is that to do aspect-oriented programming, one does not need a framework. He ...
There's nothing perfect under the sun. Qt is no exception, and it does have limitations: we can't use pixmaps in a thread other than GUI, we can't use QImage with 16-bit-per-channel image format, ...
Lets say I am writing a server, which will run continuously and answer the queries of the client. Now what parameters (speed, memory, ease of use, quality etc.) should I consider to decide whether to ...
Preface I'm designing a templating language (please skip the don't/why?? speech). One of the major goals of this language is to be extensible. There are 2 main elements in my language. "Tags" and ...