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Apr
21
comment provability of while loop vs for loop
@MikeNakis I don't know whether we have enough information to assess the mentaility of the teacher.
Apr
21
comment provability of while loop vs for loop
@MikeNakis on the contrary. A cargo culter wouldn't ask the question, just perpetuating myths. Perhaps even punishing others for not "adhering to the rule".
Feb
28
comment raw, weak_ptr, unique_ptr, shared_ptr etc… how to choose them wisely
This topic seems so appropriate for SO. this was in 2008. And here's Which kind of pointer do I use when?. I'm sure you can find even better matches. These were just the first I saw
Dec
26
comment Is C++11 Uniform Initialization a replacement for the old style syntax?
@TommiT I agree with some parts of what you say. However, in the same spirit as the auto vs. explicit type declaration debate, I'd argue for a balance: uniform initializers rock pretty big time in template meta-programming situations where the type is usually pretty obvious anyway. It will avoid repeating your darn complicated -> decltype(....) for incantation e.g. for simple oneline function templates (made me weep).
Dec
26
comment Is C++11 Uniform Initialization a replacement for the old style syntax?
unpleasant behavior - there's a new standardese term to remember :>
Jul
20
comment How can I write a set of functions that can be invoked from (almost) any programming language?
@MSalters don't forget about exceptions and their general non-workiness across library boundaries
Jul
10
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Jul
10
revised Why does F# have an interactive mode but not C#?
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Jul
10
suggested approved edit on Why does F# have an interactive mode but not C#?
Jan
27
comment Frankly, do you prefer Cowboy coding?
@DanDan: a pedant cowboy?
Dec
21
comment Does the syntax of programming languages depend upon their implementation?
@IntermediateHacker: but it's in java, so I should be awesome
Dec
18
comment “It was working yesterday, I swear!” What can you do?
@thepeer: inverted my whole point: I'm the micro-commiting type myself; However, with git+large binaries that doesn't pan out. It doesn't matter how local that repo is. If it's several gigs, it hurts
Sep
25
comment My customer wants me to record a video of how I develop his software product
If he were an employee, I bet he could sue the employer for violating employer rights...
Sep
16
comment What should take precedence: YAGNI or Good Design?
Erm..... I think the driving goal would be 'you want to have a good, valuable product'?
Sep
16
comment What should take precedence: YAGNI or Good Design?
I find 'avoiding YAGNI code' unnervingly ambiguous. It could mean code you're not gonna need or code that adheres to the YAGNI principle. (Cf. 'KISS code')
Sep
12
comment Strictness in programming methods among Stack Overflow users
+1 for Library code is in my opinion very specific and not at all educational
Aug
31
comment “It was working yesterday, I swear!” What can you do?
@thepeer: absolutely agreed. However, there are things that resist source control (especially on the micro-commit schedule), such as large binary files. I'm just happy I can avoid such projects most of the time
Aug
23
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Jul
18
comment Learning the rules of chess
@all: Quoting SyntaxT3rr0r: "as for a reference, the Wikipedia entry is actually quite good: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solving_chess Once again that chess is solvable is not up for debate. However there's some dispute as to if one day we'll be able to build a computer fast enough to solve it or not: some people claim the combinatorial explosion is too big to be solved in our universe, others thinks one day it shall be doable, around year 2250 or so.", More notable references preceed that comment.
Jul
12
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