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Mostly C++ programmer in Vancouver.
Specialising in cameras, image processing, 3d modeling, Lidar - I'm really a physicist

Currently VP of R&D at a medical imaging startup.


Dec
13
comment Can I link to a gpl library from a closed source application?
@AquariusPower well the correct answer is whatever the court decides! Calling a gpl program in a shell is generally OK - the whole idea of Unix is to use other small tools in your own. But creating an app which merely wraps some GPL lib merely to give it an interface to your closed so that you can release the wrapper while keeping your own app closed is obviously not in the spirit of the GPL.
Dec
13
comment Can I link to a gpl library from a closed source application?
@AquariusPower. No you can use GPL tools to create proprietry results just as you can use GPL compilers to generate commercial code. It is only derived if you dig into the GPL code and extract source/ideas, exactly the same as if you used bits of MS Word
Dec
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Sep
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comment why there is no power operator in java / c ++?
@Pacerier computer science is the branch of applied maths dealing with computer programming. Doing Computational Fluid Dynamics (for example) is using computers to solve an physics problem. You don't do CS research in Fortran and you don't do CFD using a theoretical Turing machine.
Sep
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comment why there is no power operator in java / c ++?
@Pacerier computer science is not about using computers to solve non-CS problems
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Dec
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comment Why is the following naming guideline different between OO and non-OO languages?
@rick, yes. The main reason is that you generally can't overload so print(doc) print(image) print(muppet) wouldn't all be possible
Nov
20
comment Windows Console App vs Service
A service doesn't have an attached console, it can't print anything to stdout but has to use system logging instead
Sep
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Aug
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comment Is it possible to write an operating system in C?
Wouldn't you need to be able set specific registers and call IRQs to write drivers? I haven't done device drivers for modern PCI bus stuff.
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Jul
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answered Coding convention regarding the usage of underscores
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