473 reputation
212
bio website
location Argentina
age
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Jul 28 at 18:31

Dec
5
comment Using C++ but not using the language's specific features, should switch to C?
Thanks for the great answer. I've coded a lot in C++ and wasn't at all aware that direct use of new and delete was discouraged, so I may have to go back to reading a bit of up-to-date C++ books, what do you suggest?
Dec
5
accepted Using C++ but not using the language's specific features, should switch to C?
Dec
3
asked Using C++ but not using the language's specific features, should switch to C?
Oct
17
comment Why do languages such as C and C++ not have garbage collection, while Java does?
I agree, I was citing a more current example.
Oct
9
answered Why do languages such as C and C++ not have garbage collection, while Java does?
Sep
5
answered Do the young minds need to learn the pointer concepts?
Aug
6
revised Where are octals useful?
added 362 characters in body
Aug
6
comment Where are octals useful?
@job: I blame myself 100%. I know octal notation and should have realised. But still, who uses octals anymore?
Aug
6
revised Where are octals useful?
added 362 characters in body
Aug
6
awarded  Scholar
Aug
6
accepted Where are octals useful?
Aug
4
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
4
comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
I don't know mathematics anywhere near a PhD, what I state is that as there is no sequentiality, there's no order of execution in mathematics both in an assignment or in an equality, unlike programming, in which both sides of an assignment can be different at some point in time, and they end up being equal at some other point in time. But in mathematics, in an assignment like let a be... as there is no time, both sides of the assignment are equal as well, so the assignment is in fact an equality, no wonder why both use the same sign: =
Aug
4
awarded  Student
Aug
4
asked Where are octals useful?
Aug
4
comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
Interesting observation, if the de facto standard language for IT wasn't english, this might have ended up being the other way around.
Aug
4
answered Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
Aug
4
comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
@FarmBoy: in mathematics, assignment and equality ARE the same thing, as there is no sequence in a formula as there is in computers. ( a equals b and at the same time b equals a )
Jul
27
comment How should I charge for programming things which take two minutes to fix?
I only charge full hours, so if you are not assigned any other work you can do in the rest of the hour, you should charge the full 25$
Jul
23
comment If one is to learn a new programming language each year, what should the list be?
Your usual list lacks PHP, a really usual language.