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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)


Feb
7
asked Worst practices in C++, common mistakes
Jan
31
comment Most difficult subject/theory in Computer Science?
s/Analisis/Analysis ... otherwise exactly what I think ... primitive recursive functions, uargh!!
Jan
20
comment Best way to relearn C++?
There is a really good example on RAII in an answer to a question I had about it: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/29692/…
Jan
19
awarded  Editor
Jan
19
comment Is it possible to design a language that doesn't have syntax errors?
@slaks: I wanted to write that first, but then decided to just copy the reason as stated below.
Jan
19
comment Is it possible to design a language that doesn't have syntax errors?
why not take a assembly language with: exacly 256 instructions, 128 registers, and a general syntax of instruction operand*, where an operand may be a register or a number between 0-127 (and everything above that is treated as a register) and if an operand is missing for a multi-arity instruction, '0' is assumed.
Jan
19
comment Is it possible to design a language that doesn't have syntax errors?
I strongly object to the question being closed! It's neither subjective nor not constructive!!!
Jan
19
comment How to convince an employer to move to VB.Net for new development?
Bad answer as Jas said. And it's never easy!
Jan
19
comment How to convince an employer to move to VB.Net for new development?
I disagree somewhat. This might be nice if you talked about it with your boss first, or if you show him one of your own projects if he's interested. But only showing him VB.NET code will not persuade anyone. That would be like, "You use Java? Look at my Ruby code here. Don't you think Ruby will solve ALL your problems much better?" This just does not work.
Jan
19
comment How to convince an employer to move to VB.Net for new development?
Actually, VB6 will not be completely dead for another 2 years: the runtime will be supported until Server 2008 r2's end of life. There are tons of people using it, only that most of them are probably not around on StackOverflow. My boss is one of them, too. His largest concern is that .NET code is easy to decompile.
Jan
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
27
comment Is there any reason to use “plain old data” classes?
@Gaurav and others - There is no real POD in Java. It's a C/C++ concept (even if C++0x changes it somewhat). POD classically refers to a struct which has no user-defined constructors/destructors and no members with restricted access (the variables in OP's example are package private, hence no POD). Therefore, the title is also wrong.
Dec
26
comment Does syntax really matter in a programming language?
I think you mixed up syntax and semantics here somewhat. Forth is hard to read because it's hard to follow the stack manipulations, not because the syntax is particularly bizzare.
Dec
26
comment Does syntax really matter in a programming language?
@Job, not quite true, I never write long Windows batch scripts but frown at the syntax (& semantics) after the first characters
Dec
24
awarded  Student
Dec
24
awarded  Scholar
Dec
24
accepted What's RAII? Examples?
Dec
24
asked What's RAII? Examples?
Dec
23
awarded  Commentator
Dec
23
comment What should I do to be language-agnostic?
Nice. =) How exactly does one learn game console programming? Even if I buy one, well, they come without editor and compiler, don't they?