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comment How to handle divide by zero in a language that doesn't support exceptions?
this is not NP-complete, this is impossible -- says halting lemma. However, the static analyzer doesn't need to solve this, it can just crap out on a statement like this and require you to add an explicit assertion or decoration.
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Jun
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do “custom software companies” deal with technical debt?
Jun
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comment How do “custom software companies” deal with technical debt?
@JohnB yeah, well, either that or the product was very flexible already.
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answered How do “custom software companies” deal with technical debt?
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Nov
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comment Beginner's guide to writing comments?
I think small comments to improve speed of code reading a very helpful and will always be. I don't fully buy the "stale comment" reasoning, even if they are stale, they would have historic value. I used to work on a code base which occasionally had detailed comments here and there and never was I really bitten by the comment being out of date problem.
Nov
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comment Beginner's guide to writing comments?
I think we are quickly moving to a world where people don't comment any more. For better of (more likely) for worse. Agile.
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Aug
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comment Remake old web forms application in asp.net mvc
Write a lot of unit tests.
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accepted code cowboy on the team
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revised code cowboy on the team
explanation of quality
Apr
7
comment code cowboy on the team
@SnOrfus yeah, I've been waiting for 8 years now.
Apr
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comment code cowboy on the team
@amosrivera yes, we have people who like this. I don't like them.
Apr
7
comment code cowboy on the team
@Pavel well, what exactly do I say?