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bio website english.rejbrand.se
location Sweden
age 26
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen May 12 at 18:40

MSc in physics, PhD student in mathematics. All about me can be found at my web site: http://english.rejbrand.se.

My major programming project is AlgoSim – a free numerical mathematical software: http://www.algosim.se.

IT/Programming skills:

  • Windows
  • Delphi/Pascal
  • Win32
  • Learning assembly (very fun!)
  • Advanced (X)HTML, CSS skills; basic JS, ASP skills
  • No knowledge (nor interest) in .NET, unfortunately.

Jun
6
comment Which of these 3 languages is easiest to convert to Delphi?
Indeed, C# is rather similar to Delphi when it comes to the design of the language, I think, but since it is a .NET language, I guess it might use a lot of strange .NET classes...
May
10
comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
If I recall correctly, Mr. Burns is to blame for the latter problem.
May
10
comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
stackoverflow.com/questions/5930714/delphi-invalid-float-value, stackoverflow.com/questions/5851647/…, etc. I wish the world would agree on using the period (.) as the decimal separator. A lot of things would be so much easier then. (I am from Sweden, where we use comma (,) as the decimal separator, but many mathematicians and scientists, myself included, insist on using period instead.) Still, the worst problem of them all, I think, is that Americans use these strange units that I have no familiarity with...
Mar
28
comment How much storage space do developers really need on work systems?
"Strictly speaking from work perspective" You need 1.5 TB for music and videos? (I use TBs at home to save films that Windows Media Center has recorded from my TV card -- I got hundreds of them, but this is my personal computer.)
Mar
1
comment WPF vs. WinForms - a Delphi programmer's perspective?
"As one of the architects behind WPF, Chris Anderson skillfully explains..." suggests that Chris Anderson is one of the architects behind WPF. Anders Hejlsberg is only a "technical fellow" at Microsoft Corporation, according to the quoted text, which thus doesn't prove his involvement in WPF.
Oct
16
comment Does any programming language use variables as they're in maths?
In mathematics, most equations are not identities. For instance, x^2 + 5 = 6x is valid if and only if x = 1 or x = 5. Equations that are valid for all values in some "universe" (such as the set of all real numbers), e.g. sin(2x) = 2 sin x cos x, are called identities.
Sep
30
comment What are the most impressive tricks an IDE could pull off with the code?
Yes, this is very useful. But as I have said a few times here, it is very easy to implement and (hence) not very "impressive".
Sep
30
comment What are the most impressive tricks an IDE could pull off with the code?
I haven't use this either (I use RAD Studio for Delphi), but it sounds like a dream come true. (But is this a valid answer to this question? It is more a debugger feature than a code editor feature. Well, it is a part of the IDE, so maybe...)
Sep
30
comment What are the most impressive tricks an IDE could pull off with the code?
But this isn't a very advanced feature. Sure, it is highly useful, but not very "impressive".
Sep
30
comment What are the most impressive tricks an IDE could pull off with the code?
Bad luck... (You got mail at the very moment you took the screenshot.) But this isn't a very advanced feature. Sure, it is probably highly useful, but not very "impressive" (at all).
Sep
26
comment How would you rank these programming skills in order of learning them?
For Windows developers, you eventually need to master the Windows API. I also think it is important to learn to work with custom data structures mangaged manually on the heap. You should also learn to design, read, and write binary files (at least simple ones like Windows 3 bitmaps). And, if you work with native programming, you should become familiar with assembly.
Sep
22
comment What are the most popular IDEs per language?
I think that the proper name for "the Delphi IDE" is "RAD Studio".
Sep
13
comment What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
Yes, many expect JavaScript to be a "free-form language", but it isn't.
Sep
13
comment What is better for coding - desktop or laptop?
-1 (Is there any reason for using a high-end 5.1 speaker system over a small mono speaker?)
Sep
11
comment What is the (craziest, stupidest, silliest) thing a client/boss asked you to do?
It is not that simple (e.g. "a unique feature").
Sep
11
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
I cannot believe this -- surely every true programmer drinks nothing but Coca-Cola (the original version, no "light" or "diet" thing).