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Oct
20
comment Why were short, int, and long invented in C?
@SK-logic: Not even if they said sizeof(short) == 2 * sizeof(char) or similar?
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
20
comment Why were short, int, and long invented in C?
@BlackJack: Haha yes I actually have -- but I guess my question is, why aren't all those types defined natively instead? Is it a "hindsight is 20/20" issue, or was there a specific reason?
Oct
20
comment Why were short, int, and long invented in C?
But with 64-bit, int is hardly ever a good choice, right? I almost always end up using size_t (or even ptrdiff_t!) anyway, to avoid issues with porting code.
Oct
20
asked Why were short, int, and long invented in C?
Oct
5
comment Is it unusual for a small company (15 developers) not to use managed source/version control?
Imagine of a single developer, who might have removed some code and feels that the code is now required. Can he get the old code back? Yeah, I just use the last backup I took by hand, a few weeks ago, and I take backups whenever I want to make a major change. Hasn't failed me yet in a few years, and never needed (or felt like I should've used) source control...
Oct
2
comment Reason behind multi-line declaration style?
+1 yeah, I'm all for using as much of the wide-screen real estate as I can but tastes could definitely vary I guess.
Oct
2
comment Reason behind multi-line declaration style?
@Lekensteyn: Start with a newline in emails? I just start with Hey dude! (or whatever)...
Oct
2
asked Reason behind multi-line declaration style?
Sep
28
comment Interviewing someone for general unix skills
Obligatory xkcd.com/293 xkcd.com/456 xkcd.com/434
Sep
28
comment Interviewing someone for general unix skills
I know about man and I use it whenever Google doesn't help, but I'd never bring it up on my list of commands...
Sep
28
answered Interviewing someone for general unix skills
Sep
16
comment Legal issues with an NDA that I do not want to sign
lol, This is another "just walk away" claws. indeed...
Sep
6
comment What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being “fluent” in a language?
@jk.: Interesting, thanks...
Sep
6
comment What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being “fluent” in a language?
@jk.: lol, really? Is this another "45.6% of statistics are made up on the spot", or is there a citation for this? I actually think I'd rate myself 9/10 on some subjects and 3/10 on others...
Sep
5
comment What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being “fluent” in a language?
@compman: Yeah I agree, I was also going to use "proficient"; thanks!
Sep
5
accepted What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being “fluent” in a language?
Sep
5
comment What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being “fluent” in a language?
Oooh yeah they both sound great, I was totally blanking out! Thanks! +1
Sep
5
asked What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being “fluent” in a language?
Aug
5
comment Python interview questions
@Cervo: FYI, even the 100+ voted answer in your link counters your argument: it says clearly that "Parameters are passed by value."