I'm slowly working to finish my degree, and this semester is Compilers 101. We're using the Dragon Book. Shortly into the course and we're talking about lexical analysis and how it can be implemented ...
(I see there are a lot of similar questions, but answers are not really what I am interested at.) The thing that is bugging me is indirection. If I'm writing something, I do tend to inline as much ...
I am profoundly disturbed by a request that asks me to develop an iPad app to measure the actual size of an object using camera. It is simply not practical. Translating 2D object into 3D is never ...
From the accepted answer to "Why is Lisp useful?": 5. Wartiness. The real world is messy. Pragmatic coding winds up having to either use or invent messy constructs. Common Lisp has ...
Munging intro level knowledge of set theory with intro level knowledge of electronics to parse and evaluate the content of HL7 messages
This question is being asked for the purposes of evaluating whether or not attempting to use things I picked up in college was a good idea, or even remotely defensible. Last year I wrote a 'formula ...
In my team, we don't do formal code reviews. We tend to think that it's enough with pair programming and rotating pairs often. Should we consider doing formal code reviews? What would be the ...
What open source Java code would you suggest for me to study? EDIT: I'm interested in the design, simplicity(?), their programming style, logic. EDIT2: The first thing that came to my mind is ...
I just do not get what problem they solve.
I'm a pragmatic person (I think I am. But then again, Jon here has an interesting point ). Sometimes, the most simple solution to a problem to get the job done is the one that fits best for me, if ...