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Student of Computational Linguistics B.Sc. at the University of Potsdam, Germany

Programmer at a small backup software company (Visual C++, Python, some VB6 and PHP)


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comment Why do most programming languages only support returning a single value from a function?
For example, in C++ COM programming, many functions have one [out] parameter, but virtually all return an HRESULT (error code). It would be quite practical to just get a pair there. In languages which have good support for tuples, such as Python, this gets used in a lot of code I have seen.
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comment Case insensitive keywords in a language
VB6 actually uses a kind of hybrid approach: You can write keywords and identifiers any way you want and the IDE immediately converts them to the stored way. (You can even write "endif" and it will be converted to "End If".)
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comment Grading an algorithm: Readability vs. Compactness
I actually find the second version more friendly. In the first one you have duplicate code and it is just much more to read.
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accepted Working machines of developers - in what ways are they usually standardized or restricted?
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comment Working machines of developers - in what ways are they usually standardized or restricted?
@Telastyn: each department will have their own standard; until now we have only produced Windows software, but of course Macs would be different.
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comment Is there a language or design pattern that allows the *removal* of object behavior or properties in a class hierarchy?
One could of course just throw a NotSupportedException from Penguin.fly().
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answered Should I reuse variables?