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I used to think I was a pretty good programmer, until I started using stackoverflow and saw what real professionalism is.


Oct
26
comment Get 100 highest numbers from an infinite list
Hmm, come to think of it, since the list is constant size, sorting it is constant-time too. But the other way is faster.
Oct
26
comment Get 100 highest numbers from an infinite list
You don't have to keep the entire list sorted. You don't care what the highest or 2nd-highest number is. You just need to know what the lowest one is. So after you insert a new number, you just traverse the 100 numbers and see which is now lowest. That's constant-time.
Sep
13
comment Guess if a time is AM or PM
"Documentation" = "an opinion that someone wrote down and distributed".
Sep
13
comment Guess if a time is AM or PM
Very subjective and context-dependent. No exact answer possible.
Apr
4
comment What makes Python more used as an implementation language than the others?
I believe the term "extension language" is also used.
Apr
4
answered Is there any good reason for someone who knows Python to learn Perl?
Apr
4
answered If you could pose a question to a Turing test candidate, what would it be?
Apr
4
answered Getting Overwhelmed: Tips for noobs
Apr
4
comment If you could pose a question to a Turing test candidate, what would it be?
A computer would answer "The Professor".
Apr
4
answered If you could pose a question to a Turing test candidate, what would it be?
Mar
31
awarded  Teacher
Mar
31
answered Well designed / high-quality open source software
Mar
27
comment Any ideas on a new input modality?
But if that became a preferred interface, people would acquire the upper body strength through the exercise.
Mar
27
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
27
awarded  Supporter