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awarded  Nice Question
Nov
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comment Forbidding or controlling “Hidden IT…” Who should write and maintain ad-hoc software applications?
This seems to be on spot thedailywtf.com/Articles/Excellent-Design.aspx
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
answered Why is NoSQL faster than SQL?
Nov
9
comment Android: Not able to experiment on own?
Yes, you definitely should learn the language you are using from simple examples, before trying to learn a complex platform.
Nov
7
answered How should I implement a command processing application?
Nov
7
answered What is the difference between development and R&D?
Nov
6
accepted How does font rendering actually work?
Nov
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comment How does font rendering actually work?
@GrahamBorland ... :-/ To which one of three alternatives I have depicted is the answer "yes"?
Nov
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asked How does font rendering actually work?
Oct
21
awarded  Good Question
Oct
17
comment Effective handling of variables in non-object oriented programming
It is not premature. I am also against over-optimizing, but keeping querying the DB for nothing is just silly. Moreover, you actually have to query your db in each function, leading to repetition
Oct
17
comment Effective handling of variables in non-object oriented programming
I do not know the Ash language. In any case, most languages allow you to group stuff together in one way or another, either using objects, records, structs, hashes and whatnot. A programming language that does not allow to talk of a bunch of data as a single logical entity should have very compelling features to persuade me to give it a try.
Oct
17
comment Effective handling of variables in non-object oriented programming
Use a struct :-)
Oct
12
comment What is the justification for Python's power operator associating to the right?
Yes it is. My point is that of the two orders that you can choose, one yields something that you can write without stacking up exponents. So the interesting associativity is the other one.
Oct
12
answered What is the justification for Python's power operator associating to the right?
Oct
11
revised Reusable VS clean code - where's the balance?
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Oct
11
answered Reusable VS clean code - where's the balance?
Oct
6
comment Recent programming language for AI?
Since when is Haskell OOP?
Oct
6
accepted Constraints while designing the Java generics