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Nov
12
accepted Reason behind multi-line declaration style?
Nov
12
accepted Why were short, int, and long invented in C?
Nov
2
comment What programming language is most suitable for handling unstructured data?
Whoa, what's this note on the bottom?
Oct
31
comment Why was the C syntax for arrays, pointers, and functions designed this way?
@Caleb: Funny how you concluded that so easily, because I learned it and I still had this question...
Oct
31
accepted Why was the C syntax for arrays, pointers, and functions designed this way?
Oct
31
comment Why was the C syntax for arrays, pointers, and functions designed this way?
Ah, finally a reasonable answer. :-) I'm curious as to how the particular syntax would actually shrink source code size, but anyhow it's a plausible idea and makes sense. Thanks. +1
Oct
31
comment Why was the C syntax for arrays, pointers, and functions designed this way?
Apologies if this sounds rude (I don't mean it to be), but I think you missed the entire point of the question... :\
Oct
31
revised Why was the C syntax for arrays, pointers, and functions designed this way?
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Oct
31
asked Why was the C syntax for arrays, pointers, and functions designed this way?
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...