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comment Is the meaning and usage of the term “ROM” different in different devices?
In my younger years learning programming on a Xerox Sigma 6 mainframe, the compiled files that were linked to create an executable were called Relocatable Object Models (ROM.)
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comment Dealing with profanity in source code
@Wolfger: I found these articles about comments in source code: fosspatents.com/2012/05/to-dispute-infringement-of-oracles.html, catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/24.92.html#subj7, static.usenix.org/event/evtwote09/tech/full_papers/appel.pdf, shibin.in/irunway/image_email_wide.html.
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comment Is there a symbol or shorthand for “and is increasing/decreasing”?
Delta is typically used to denote change, or difference. If your three ordered samples are 900, 800, 200, delta is increasing even though the samples are decreasing.
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comment Can the language make us stupid?
C, Pascal, Java, C#, Smalltalk, Haskell, Lisp, etc. are all pretty much the same language (process-flow). If you want to really see your problems from a different point of view try APL or LabVIEW, which will take you into the lovely world of data-flow programming.
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comment Can the language make us stupid?
@Falcon: Dijkstra's quote about BASIC has become quite outdated. BASIC from the '60s and '70s is a far relic compared to the various flavors of Basic available today.
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comment My boss wants a narrated line-by-line English explanation of our code
COBOL was meant to be read in English.
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comment Are there still any companies/academic centers that use mainframes from 60s-70s?
That explains the ugly picture that got printed on my driver's license.
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comment Do you sign each of your source files with your name?
One reason you might want to attach your name to a piece of code is if you personally own a patent or copyright for the algorithm that's implemented in that code. Otherwise the code (usually) belongs to the company who's paying you for your work.
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comment What is the correct way of training a fresher?
@CyprUS: Could you define how you are using the terms "fresher" and "freshman"? In the US, "freshman" is used strictly for first year students in a college or secondary school. Are you still in college and employed through an internship are have you completed your degree/certification and now recently employed full-time?
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comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
@Brendan Long: I think in this case "objective opinion" is an opinion that acknowledges its own limitations.
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