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Jul
7
comment How does the “Fourth Dimension” work with arrays?
@Questionmark: I actually went to the english page but forgot to copy the URL after I did. Well, it's not like the picture isn't clear enough anyway.
Jul
6
comment How does the “Fourth Dimension” work with arrays?
Ever heard of an hypercube ?
May
19
comment Should I feel “uncomfortable” using auto in C++?
Just nitpicking: in this case, one might as well use the range-based for-loop instead for better clarity (unless you really need the iterator, and not the value). Perhaps another example would illustrate the point better ? (still +1 for me)
Apr
4
comment What makes a good interview question for a junior applicant?
@Kai: Fair point: whatever the question, I need to pick my words carefully. Thanks for the feedback. Very much appreciated.
Apr
4
comment What makes a good interview question for a junior applicant?
@Kai: That's probably a better wording, indeed. To me list doesn't necessarily mean std::list. Actually, I often answer that the list of integers comes from a file where each number is on its own line. Now it might be a language thing but is that wrong to use the word list to mean a generic sequence of things ?
Apr
4
comment What makes a good interview question for a junior applicant?
@Kai: Those are example questions. The sorting may or may not be relevant. It is not because you don't see why it matters that it does not. Again the source matters: you may or may not be able to re-read the list should you need too, and it won't likely fit in memory so this is a real concern. The question is vague on purpose: it is expected that you ask for clarifications. Also, if you are not concerned about the possibility for the list to be empty (and the likelihood of a divide by zero risk that comes with it), that's a terrible thing.
Mar
29
comment Using macro as an abstraction layer
Your colleague probably thinks that somehow your version is slower. If it is, the time difference will probably unnoticeable and anyway, one can expect any decent compiler to inline the call completely where possible. Use the second method.
Feb
27
comment Is it a problem to have different styles of HTML coding within team?
You give an answer in your question : " I mean whenever we look at each other's code, we tend to put a good amount of time in understanding why the other one does that". So yes, it is surely a problem :)
Feb
17
comment Is having C++ header files without extension a good practice?
@SteveJessop: You are right. Actually, he claims that he follows Qt conventions, and I believe he does most of the time. But from time to time, it seems that someone (not necessarily him) adds a file and doesn't follow the convention anymore, resulting in a highly inconsistent layout.
Feb
17
comment Is having C++ header files without extension a good practice?
@ArjunShankar: It is someone from a different team (not even in the same building). We don't have document, but I am in charge of designing the build environment, but we have some history and I regularly have to make decisions about including or not other team's habits in the global environment.
Feb
17
comment Is having C++ header files without extension a good practice?
@Justin: Neither do I. I have nothing against Qt. I even think it is an amazing library but some of their design choices really feels wrong to me.
Feb
4
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@gbjaanb: Thanks for sharing your experiences. Obviously, too much change can bring as much trouble (if not more) that a lack of change. However, in my situation, the tools and code style haven't changed in 10 years. As in many things, I really think there is a good balance to find here.
Jan
28
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
Very good read. Thank you !
Jan
28
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@DJClayworth: The VSS repository is only used as a basic storage system. Nobody ever looks at the history and they usually erase everything before copying the entire directory again.
Jan
28
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@Kyralessa: My bad. I said 8000 developers when I meant 8000 employees. Must be more around 1500 developers.
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@gbjbaanb: Not sure why you seem so shocked by the "Git to VSS" thing. Sure it's not the most easy change to suggest and I mainly did it for my own sake because, as you said, VSS is very broken. I actually still got my job done, no worries. I usually do it faster, because of the improvements and design decisions I made so it buys me time to remain up-to-date regarding new techs.
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@TC1: I already did job interviews and was offered a job several times. However the salary gap was so big I couldn't accept it (My girlfriend is still a student and I have to pay for both of us). I won't resign to stagnation however: I work on many open-source projects and always find some time to keep-up with the new tools/principles. I just wonder if I can "fix" my current job before throwing it away too fast.
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@DougT.: I would agree with you. I don't believe age is the problem. The guy in question is not that much older: he is just unable to recognize his own weaknesses.
Jan
27
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
Thank you. To be honest, at first, when I came, for some weeks I was all: "What the hell, these guys have no clue !" then realized how wrong I was on many points. But after two years there, I am pretty sure some processes can be improved, and could solve many of the complaints I heard. I understand it is also a matter of opinion but if someone came to me with evidence that I'm doing something inefficient, I would at least listen to the guy because he is doing me a favor. My departement is only composed of 40 people, and only us do this kind of development.
Jan
27
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.