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Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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comment If you use multiple computers, how do you sync everything?
+1 for straight forward answer and for dropbox being on top. Regardless of their recent PR issues with the open source community, dropbox is invaluable to me.
Jan
31
awarded  Critic
Jan
31
comment Do I need to go to a big-name university?
-1. Bigger name schools teach a lot more rigor Absolutely incorrect.
Jan
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comment PyQt design issues
Hmmm. Good point. I didn't think of that
Dec
31
asked PyQt design issues
Dec
31
answered Question about programming in linux
Nov
3
comment What do you think of this new if-then syntax
Possibly setting a bool in else (NoUpdate=true) and just write a if(!NoUpdate) {} directly under which is clearer and can be set by an if This is EXACTLY what this is supposed to prevent. That's the whole point of an elif statement. Elif isn't necessary either, it can be checked with if statements, but it gets complicated.
Oct
21
comment How serious is losing the source code?
@Rook - It doesn't matter what someone with kids would rather lose. I'm sure there are some people out there who would rather lose their kid than their source code. You can't make blanket statements like that. The analogy is apt.
Oct
21
comment How do you keep focused through long compiles
My team is working in python. So I don't have that problem... for now =]
Oct
19
comment Maintainability of Boolean logic - Is nesting if statements needed?
That's because VBA is a terrible language
Oct
19
comment What do you think of this new if-then syntax
Mine will what? Have to be changed? Well it will have to be changed if the use case changes. But if you just want to add another condition it will be plugged in just fine with an extra elif. If it REALLY doesn't fit in but is still part of the logic, THEN you can nest in the else block
Oct
19
comment What do you think of this new if-then syntax
Well, it's not directly worded towards python. The example was in python. But if your response to why this isn't needed is "there's switch statements", well python doesn't have those.
Oct
19
comment What do you think of this new if-then syntax
Umm, what? I'm talking about in terms of readability. Readability of code should always be first (hence the example in python). Nesting is confusing. Your example isn't really a logical division of code. It's a functional division of code. What if you wanted to add a condition to your if? You'd have to change 2 different blocks.
Oct
19
awarded  Commentator
Oct
19
comment What do you think of this new if-then syntax
Well it's not necessarily for a new language, but it's not necessarily for python either. Just a new idea for a syntax rule in general. This could be applied to any language with relatively few side effects.
Oct
19
comment What do you think of this new if-then syntax
Python doesn't have switch/case statements
Oct
19
comment What do you think of this new if-then syntax
Why is requiring an explanation of how something works too much to expect?
Oct
19
awarded  Editor