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Nov
13
accepted Did labelled loops pre-date for loops?
Nov
12
accepted Is the word 'statement' in 'statement block' redundant?
Nov
12
asked Is the word 'statement' in 'statement block' redundant?
Nov
12
asked Did labelled loops pre-date for loops?
Nov
3
awarded  Curious
Nov
2
comment Reducing the arity of functions
@gnat I laughed, but surely having a large arity is a code smell. I am talking about the inverse.
Nov
2
asked Reducing the arity of functions
Oct
31
accepted What was the first language to support convenient user-land recursion?
Oct
31
comment What was the first language to support convenient user-land recursion?
@amon - re assembly, yes, but you have to maintain the stack data structure manually. I am interested in languages where the language took care of the subroutine invocations and subsequent unwindings on your behalf.
Oct
31
comment What was the first language to support convenient user-land recursion?
@amon Can you provide a source for Lisp 58 supporting recursion, because that would beat ALGOL-60 (the current answer)?
Oct
31
revised What was the first language to support convenient user-land recursion?
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Oct
31
comment What was the first language to support convenient user-land recursion?
OK, so you could implement recursion in assembly, and other early languages, but the programmer had to do the heavy lifting. What was the first language where a developer could simply self-invoke a function and have the computer handle the invocations and subsequent unwindings?
Oct
31
revised What was the first language to support convenient user-land recursion?
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Oct
31
asked What was the first language to support convenient user-land recursion?
Mar
9
accepted Would there be any benefit to writing synchronous code using the syntax of promises
Mar
9
asked Would there be any benefit to writing synchronous code using the syntax of promises
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
18
comment Is it a good idea to schedule regular time to clean up code?
On a perfect project with perfect management and a team of uniformly great developers this answer would stand. Unfortunately I have never seen or heard of such a project in my ten years in the industry.
Mar
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
5
answered I'm a contract developer and I think I'm about to get screwed