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Sorry, I don't do chat. I'm honestly not sure why it was decided that was a useful feature for a Q&A site. If you have a question that you think I might be able to answer, please post a question to the site so that everyone may benefit.


My primary area of expertise is the Win32 API. I work primarily in C++, C#, and VB.NET (although less in .NET these days). I also know VB 6, the MFC framework, and a little about C. I'm addicted to solving problems and happiest when I'm completely engaged in a challenge.


Fair warning: Brevity is not necessarily my strong suit...


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accepted Why was the percent sign (%) chosen as the format specifier for the printf family of functions?
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comment Are Intel compilers really better than the Microsoft ones?
When I read your first paragraph, I thought you were saying that the speed test results surprised him in a good way. Apparently that's wrong, after having read the second paragraph. Not sure what mislead me on the first reading; upon closer inspection, you don't actually use any positive words that could have left me with that perception. Just thought I'd comment in case anyone else makes that same mistake and is confused about what you're actually saying here.
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comment Are Intel compilers really better than the Microsoft ones?
There is no -O3 flag for Microsoft's C++ compiler. There's -O1, -O2, and -Ox. You must be thinking of GCC. :-)
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comment Is having two conditions in an IF statement faster than having two separate IF statements?
It's not just VB 6. The & (And) operator does not short circuit on any version of Visual Basic, including the current versions of VB.NET. The only difference is that VB.NET introduced an && operator (AndAlso), which does short circuit. That doesn't exist in VB 6 and earlier versions.
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comment What is the point of using the private access modifier for C# class members?
Why explicitly write "private"?
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comment Licensing doubts
Which of the specific things that you have read do you doubt?