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Jul
21
comment Why use getters only as opposed to marking things final?
A lot depend on if you are in control of all code that uses your class, and if you know the all client code will be recompiled when you class is changed.
Jul
16
comment Is it a good idea to “#define me (*this)”?
@cup, But C/C++ gives the coder so much more power to redefine the language, at least in Java/C# when I see what looks like the “while” keyword, I know it is.
Jul
15
comment Is it a good idea to “#define me (*this)”?
And people still wish to know way so many programmers felt the need to move to Java/C# to escape from the world of unmaintainable C++ cope.....
Jul
2
comment Is commented out code really always bad?
@TMN, most automatic coding style checkers will not be able to tell the difference
Jun
13
comment Fixing a spelling mistake in a method name
Also Consider if there are other code branches that will get merge issues from your rename....
Jun
12
answered Maintaining Two Separate Software Versions From the Same Codebase in Version Control
Jun
4
comment Do I need a Mac to develope in Swift for the iPhone?
@MichaelT, at least Microsoft allows Visual Studio to run on hardware made by apple - admittedly there is a cost of the windows licence to do so.
Jun
3
comment Do I need a Mac to develope in Swift for the iPhone?
@BryanOakley, then way will the tools not run on standard off the shelf hardware e.g a dell, like all other vendors tools do?
Jun
3
comment Do I need a Mac to develope in Swift for the iPhone?
@NikolaiRuhe, but given that a mac is only needed to run the development tools, and has no use otherwise (due to already having a pc), is it not just a "custom development hardware system from Apple"?
Jun
3
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Jun
3
revised swift-language wiki excerpt
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Jun
3
revised swift-language wiki description
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Jun
3
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Jun
3
comment What are the licensing terms for the Swift Programming Language?
@Blrfl, the question is has apple answered the question yet?
Jun
3
revised How can Swift be so much faster than Objective-C in these comparisons?
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Jun
3
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Jun
3
accepted Do I need a Mac to develope in Swift for the iPhone?
Jun
3
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Jun
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do I need a Mac to develope in Swift for the iPhone?
Jun
3
asked Do I need a Mac to develope in Swift for the iPhone?