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Jun
8
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Jun
7
revised When will java change to 64bit addressing and how can we get there faster?
JSR 348 has nothing to do with large arrays
Jun
7
answered When will java change to 64bit addressing and how can we get there faster?
May
29
comment Where could Distributed Version Control Systems currently be in Gartner's hype cycle?
@StevenBurnap, when non-IE browsers were picking up but many sites were still "optimised for IE"?
May
22
comment Can I legally use the icon of a different software?
let us continue this discussion in chat
May
22
comment Can I legally use the icon of a different software?
The fact that they claim something doesn't make it true...
May
18
comment Are functional languages better at recursion?
When you say "language" are you including compilers in the scope of discussion? ISTM that it's the popular implementations of functional languages which are better at recursion rather than the languages per se.
May
15
comment Monopoly game 3D graphical interface
I don't think this is a very useful answer to this specific question without a pointer on how to integrate a Unity frontend with a Java backend in less than a day.
May
8
answered Backtracking with Killer Sudoku
Apr
28
comment Should I Leave off the Currency Symbol?
Using $ rather than USD can still be ambiguous to people in some non-US countries. For example, $ is also the symbol used for the Mexican peso.
Apr
19
comment Real life examples of P, NP, NP hard ,NP Complete problems
@YannisRizos, I downvoted it, because that's what the UI pushes as the correct response to a question without research effort. Is there some meta discussion I missed?
Apr
18
comment Real life examples of P, NP, NP hard ,NP Complete problems
I can't understand why 5 people (so far) think this question shows research effort. There's no indication that you've even looked at the Wikipedia pages for the complexity classes listed.
Apr
17
answered What kind of problems does MapReduce solve?
Apr
11
comment How were some language communities (eg, Ruby and Python) able to prevent fragmentation while others (eg, Lisp or ML) were not?
It's ironic in the case of ML, which (or so I was taught at uni) was called "Standard ML" to avoid an organisation like ANSI forming a committee to standardise it, that you should describe it as like a "design by committee" language.
Mar
29
comment When should JavaScript generate HTML?
But what does that have to do with '"JQuery AJAX Cloud!" magic'? Your example there looks more like its antithesis.
Mar
29
comment When should JavaScript generate HTML?
Why is injecting content into a div bad?
Mar
28
comment Why do “Joke” programming languages exist?
@sepp2k, because whether we're used to functional or imperative programming, we all expect it to be easy to execute a conditional statement once. BF is unusual in that its only conditional is a loop guard.
Mar
26
comment What arguments can I use to “sell” the BDD concept to a team reluctant to adopt it?
Binary decision diagrams? Buy a copy of Knuth's TAoCP vol 4 and lend it to them.
Mar
12
comment Is it a bad practice to use GUI designer tools with code generation for application programming in Java/C++?
@JanHudec, it may not be a problem for you but it is a problem for me. I sometimes need to identify when a change was made and what the corresponding commit message was: the diff soup which the WinForms designer creates makes that far harder than it should be.
Mar
9
comment Is it a bad practice to use GUI designer tools with code generation for application programming in Java/C++?
+1. I don't know what parts of VS @JanHudec has used, but in my experience its WinForms designer generates code which has to go into version control (there's no other file which contains the information) but which changes so much when you breathe on it that it's a mammoth task to make sense of the diffs.