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Jan
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen: Ok, now I see what you meant. I actually talked with him about it before but it seemd it wasn't perceived as a necessary change. I can't blame him, because no one else seems to need this change. Most of them don't know about the new techniques/principles that drives modern developments so they don't request for it.
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@Farmor: I thought of doing just this but didn't because I fear the possible reactions. The guy in question has a serious ego issue imho. He often moans at Microsoft or other famous companies/libraries just because they don't do the things his way. He considers inheritance to be "school stuff that doesn't belong to the real working world" so I'm not sure that any written evidence that he is wrong would be sufficient.
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen: Not sure to get it: How am I supposed to show something I haven't done yet ? Or perhaps you meant that I should have asked before doing it ?
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
I wish I could, but this seems very unlikely as I am at the very bottom of the decision ladder.
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
Thank you very much for these advices. Regarding Grab the fresh meat, I already have on my side the only other young employee in my departement. Also, what can you do when the rotten meat is considered by almost everyone as the technical expert ?
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
Your guesses are spot on: I am indeed one of the youngest in my department. Some of them seems to realize that despite my young age, I have some valuable knowledge. I know and understand I still have much to learn (and believe it will be so until the day I die), but a lot of them seem offended by things they don't know. I don't want to push them away or steal their job or whatever: I just want to improve things so that everyone can work/live better. Will I have to wait to be older to gain some weight ?
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
Thank you for your advices. The thing is that the person in charge seems to like very much all the old developers (because in the end, they get the job done and don't count the hours). I feel I have very little weight because I am young. Several people in my department come to ask me things about good practices though but even when I explain things very humbly, at some point they don't want to show they know not much about it and try to defend their old ways.
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Dec
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comment Is `catch(…) { throw; }` a bad practice?
@SteveJessop: Thanks for clarifying this point. Makes much sense indeed.
Dec
5
comment Is `catch(…) { throw; }` a bad practice?
@SteveJessop: Good point indeed. But now I wonder: if an unexpected exception reaches main() without being handled, isn't there a programming error anyway ?
Dec
5
comment Is `catch(…) { throw; }` a bad practice?
@FredOverflow & @sbi: I couldn't agree more. Sadly, where I work, C++ is considered as C with classes and most of these classes are so badly written, you can't even use them in standard containers.
Dec
5
comment Is `catch(…) { throw; }` a bad practice?
Actually, my coworker designed his own exception class which does not derive from std::exception and tries everyday to enforce its use amongst our codebase. My guess is that he tries to punish me for using code and external libraries he has not written himself.
Dec
5
comment Is `catch(…) { throw; }` a bad practice?
@Pubby: Not sure this is the exact same question. The linked question is more about "Should I catch ..." while my question focus on "Should I better catch ... or <specific exception> before rethrowing"
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