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Currently freelance software engineer.


Jun
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comment How to explain pointers to a Java/VB programmer
So do you feel you understand pointers (or even Java references)? If so, how did you manage to understand them?
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comment When is it appropriate to use a bitwise operator in a conditional expression?
@Deerasha I was thinking more of an argument with your mentor. For the class don't even try to tell them that you can use bitwise operators for logical conditions.
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answered When is it appropriate to use a bitwise operator in a conditional expression?
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Jun
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comment Should UTF-16 be considered harmful?
In Java's case, if you look at their timeline (java.com/en/javahistory/timeline.jsp), you see that the primarily development of String happened while Unicode was 16 bits (it changed in 1996). They had to bolt on the ability to handle non BMP code points, thus the confusion.