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I strive to be a polite Python advocate, and also support the Rosetta Code site by writing tasks and example code.


Aug
23
comment Interface design where functions need to be called in a specific sequence
Hi @gnat, do you agree with my comments about your first link? What about my other points? As a courtesy I read up to the 1,2,3 of your second link and thought some of the comments applied to your first answer! If you read what you linked to this second time you might have fleshed-out your second response. It looks as if you are ignoring my points?
Aug
23
comment Interface design where functions need to be called in a specific sequence
Hi @gnat. I just read your link and unfortunately it gives no further guidance an what separates an answer from a comment. maybe you could point out something specific on that page that would lead to the above being better as a comment? My answer includes two links to the definition of a state machine and a DrDobbs article on state machines in C++ the authors language of choice. Succinct doesn't necessarily equate to comment.
Aug
22
answered Interface design where functions need to be called in a specific sequence
Dec
29
answered How should you cleanly restrict object property types and values in Python?
Oct
15
awarded  Commentator
Oct
15
comment Is smarter software necessarily bigger?
Am I missing some nuance of the word smarter with my answer?
Oct
11
answered How to design (just the outline) an enterprise class PHP application
Oct
11
answered Is it practical to write exit codes in a script where the outcome is more complex than success/fail?
Oct
11
answered Is smarter software necessarily bigger?
Jul
24
awarded  Yearling
Jul
24
answered Why do old C-style method names continue being used in modern languages?
Jun
5
awarded  Scholar
Jun
5
accepted Is SQL declarative?
Jun
4
comment Is SQL declarative?
@JustinC, it seems to be more than a detail given the preponderance of performance oriented SQL questions and tips for a supposedly declarative language?
Jun
3
revised Is SQL declarative?
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Jun
3
comment Is SQL declarative?
Using similar reasoning I guess regular expressions are a more declarative method of expression as I rarely see performance questions answered by "you should write it this way to get better performance". I am wracking my brains and can half remember some question to do with negative look-behind or ahead assertions in a slow regexp where the answer was to rewrite the regexp in a different way to do the same in less time.
Jun
3
awarded  Student
Jun
3
asked Is SQL declarative?
May
29
comment simple 'defrag' logic that minimizes changes?
@dsollen: Good luck :-)
May
26
comment simple 'defrag' logic that minimizes changes?
Hi @dsollen, in that case I'd get it out the door ASAP and tell customers that optimizations are possible just as soon as you get some feedback. If it were a sort then it is the equivalent of giving then bubble sort or merge sort as you don't have enough info to recommend Timsort.