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Why does “ID” have a capital D? [closed]

Initialisms are all around us, and we've got lots of wonderful ways to format them: Capitalize all of the initials, like XMLDocument Only capitalize the first letter of the initialism, like ...
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How best to format text files of statutes in HTML with specific IDs

I'm trying to find the best way to process about 20,000 lines of a statute in text format into HTML so that it can be displayed and manipulated in a granular fashion, i.e. by clause. The format is ...
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SQL Query syntax - formatting?

I'm looking at a very large (5-6 digit LOC), very complex, code-base, full of interacting bulky, interdependent, views and stored procedures (multiple 4-5 digit count silos). The source SQL has been ...
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String Formatting with concatenation or substitution [closed]

This is a question about preferences. Assume a programming language offers these two options to make a string with some variables: "Hello, my name is ". name ." and I'm ". age ." years old." ...
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Should I encrypt files saved by my program

I'm trying to decide on what format I should save data in, and hopefully this question will help me come to a decision. The program I'm writing uses 'databases' in which word=meaning (not a ...
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Formatting SQL Based on an AST

I am working on my .NET open source project for generating SQL... Initially, I wrote the project so it spit out exactly one SQL format... ugly. I started using this project in the real world and ...
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Blocking IP address for web-scraping service

Background Consider the following scenario: Link. User provides a link to some poorly formatted website (e.g., creative commons content). Scrape. Server downloads the content (web scrape), always ...
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What are the advantages of expressing information in the simplest possible format?

I want to apologize in advance if my headline is not specific enough, but I think this is a general question, although I have a very concrete example: In my team we maintain a test specification ...
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Should I Leave off the Currency Symbol? [closed]

I'm upgrading a desktop application that currently displays the currency symbol anytime money values are displayed or printed. A friend of my from the UK told me "Whenever British people see software ...
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Syntax tree dump format

When writing a compiler, it is useful to include the ability to dump the abstract syntax tree in a human readable format, for debugging purposes. This output might also be useful for other tools like ...
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How do you change how intellij auto formats code?

IntelliJ does some odd formatting with Javascript code and I am trying to figure out how to get it to stop formatting this way. Whenever I chain jQuery functions together, it over indents the auto ...
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Why do XSLT editors insert tab or space characters into XSLT to format it?

All XSLT editors I've tried till now add tab or space characters to the XSLT to indent it for formatting. This is done even in places within the XSLT where these characters are significant to the XSLT ...
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Switch form paragraph mode to line break mode in WYSIWYG editor because of client request?

I'm building a website fro a client which uses TinyMCE as the main WYSIWYG editor. Now my client asked if it is possible to write a line and make a line break and then continue without leaving a ...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Forced Code Reformat

I'm currently working at a place that may be looking at forcing developers to use an automated code formatter on version control check-in. I'm looking for developers opinions on the advantages and ...
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How would you feel if your code editor formatted your code for you as you typed, without tabs/spaces?

As with most things, I'm sure this concept has been tried before - I just haven't come across editors that use what I've termed 'Virtual Formatting'. The principle is that there's a floating ...
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Proper syntax formatting for SQL? [duplicate]

Is there are a widely accepted standard for formatting SQL queries? I've never been given any guidance as to the "typical" or "standard" way of doing it. I've seen three styles in the wild, and ...
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Is there a universal date format that anyone in the world can understand?

In Canada, everyone is familiar with the date format YYYY-MM-DD. In Europe or South Africa, they prefer DD-MM-YYYY. There are users from South Africa who get confused with the YYYY-MM-DD date ...