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Jan
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comment What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
@Evan Plaice: I never said the two things are logically related. Just that together they lead to errors not happening in other languages.
Dec
9
comment Do you use i-->0 for backward loops?
It depends... considering i-->0 as an idiom it's better to write it compactly. Or have a look at a nicely typed math formula -- there some places with blanks and some without, thus grouping the things logically together and so increasing the readability.
Oct
25
comment Is it unnecessary to use Github (social coding) even if you are the only one working on a project?
1. In any case use some VCS. 2. Use git for your personal projects when you anyway use git otherwise. 3. You may want to use GitHub as a sort of backup or for publishing your work in case it's open source.
Oct
25
comment Is it unnecessary to use Github (social coding) even if you are the only one working on a project?
It's bad practice for any kind of project.
Oct
18
comment From TFS to Git
@Mark Booth: I'd agree that git is not very user-friendly, but what unnecessary complexity? Installation problems do not count, they could be attributed to TortoiseGit (which is a different program) or to Windows.
Oct
15
comment Is it wrong or bad to use autocomplete?
@Jonathan Of course you have to be able to program. But keeping all the names in your memory is neither necessary nor very useful. That's where autocomplete helps, especially with fluent interfaces.
Oct
15
comment From TFS to Git
@tdammers: AFAIK, each VCS allows checking in/out individual files, it's just that not each VCS works directly with the remote repository or allows locking. IMHO working with the remote repository directly is a bad idea (too slow) and so is locking (too problematic). +1 for the rest.
Oct
15
comment From TFS to Git
@tdammers Because command line on Windows sucks like hell? I know, there's PowerShell, but do they use it?
Oct
15
comment From TFS to Git
+1 Checking them directly from a remote server simply makes no sense. It's just to slow, even over LAN. Doing such things is something FTP is for, not VCS.
Oct
15
revised From TFS to Git
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Oct
15
comment git / other VCS - how often to commit?
I'd suggest to commit even more often. Some commits get no message, except for "fixup XXX" since they only contains small fixes for other commits not yet pushed.
Oct
15
answered From TFS to Git
Oct
15
comment From TFS to Git
I switched from SVN to git one year ago, and I'm very happy about it. I would NOT recommend SVN to anybody except to a rigid command line hater. Once you learn git, you'll love it.
Oct
12
accepted How to use multiple monitors effectivelly
Oct
9
comment Is garbage collection necessary?
@acidzombie24: I'd call it escape analysis. It gets used in Java, but for a different reason. I don't think there's a language using it for GC: Alone it's too weak, together with other GC techniques it doesn't help much (as modern GC don't handle memory regions to be freed explicitly, instead they copy regions to be preserved).
Oct
8
asked What is the name for this variation to Adapter Pattern?
Oct
5
answered File naming convention for images stored in version control?
Oct
5
comment Why do people still say Java is slow?
@mellowsoon: I used to work with both VS and Eclipse, and you're right, Eclipse was much faster, but it only took longer to start. Just in case (:D) you meant the opposite: Maybe my VS version was too old my configuration untypical.