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location Malmö, Sweden
age 58
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Oct 28 '13 at 22:29

I have been a software developer for 30 years, using a variety of programming languages like COBOL, Pascal, C, assembly, and some scripting languages. Now very interested in following the development of the new C++11 standard.

Currently working for a bank, providing file services for corporate customers.


Mar
12
comment About ANSI C++ 2003 standard
@user2148758 - Pete Becker is a member of the C++ committee and former editor of the standard document, so he might have THE original. :-) Probably not interested in sharing it illegally though.
Feb
18
reviewed No Action Needed Encapsulate external JavaScript library
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Feb
10
reviewed No Action Needed Teaching logical/analytical thinking
Jan
30
awarded  Informed
Oct
14
reviewed Reviewed Would Using a PHP Framework Be Beneficial in My Context?
Sep
30
awarded  Custodian
Sep
30
reviewed Reviewed Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
Sep
30
awarded  Custodian
Sep
30
reviewed Reviewed Is Learning C++ Through The Qt Framework Really Learning C++
Sep
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
27
awarded  Yearling
Feb
4
comment std::shared_ptr as a last resort?
Not using pointers? Having a distinct owner of the object, that manages the lifetime?
Jan
14
comment Choose C++ or Java for applications requiring huge amounts of RAM?
If you can get a GB for $7.99, is that a problem? Kingston 1GB DDR3
Aug
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
9
awarded  Editor
Aug
9
revised Philosophy behind Undefined Behavior
added 341 characters in body
Aug
9
answered Philosophy behind Undefined Behavior
Aug
6
comment Rewriting IBM assembler + COBOL in C++
It is not unusual for mainframe systems to use code bases started in the 60's or 70's. IBM keeps their zSeries mainframes and the OS backwards compatible to the 360 just beause of this. There is nothing much in the business model of a car rental company (or a bank or an insurance company) that has changed since. You can add a web interface, sure, but what has changed in the way you store the cars in the database?
Jul
12
comment What did Bjarne Stroustrup mean by his characterization of C and C++?
@jalf - By removing the simple errors, the remaining ones are bigger on average.