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“Well!... That takes the biscuit!”

Joyce, James. The Dubliners

The best way to speed up something is to not do it in the first place.

Kyte, Thomas.


Apr
13
comment Project architecture for application with dynamic database
"Any suggestions?" - rethink your design. Creating tables on-the-fly is usually a smell. Changing column names on the fly? Why?
Apr
11
comment Why does Java (and other langs too) have seemingly redundant functions like “str.startsWith(String str, int fromOffset)”?
@lxrec: substring throws if the index is out of range. startsWith just returns false.
Apr
11
comment Why does Java (and other langs too) have seemingly redundant functions like “str.startsWith(String str, int fromOffset)”?
Your "same as" isn't correct, the two expressions don't have the same contract. Generally: convenience.
Apr
10
comment How to extract content from Jahia (file, text, template) to use it to develop a web app?
"How to extract content from a CMS" - that obviously depends on the CMS. I don't really get your question; are you expecting that there's a sort of universal way of getting data out of something?
Apr
3
awarded  Yearling
Feb
24
revised Java has the JVM, what does C have?
fixup title
Feb
24
suggested approved edit on Java has the JVM, what does C have?
Feb
9
revised How can I ask my boss (in a polite way) to comment his code?
Small spelling fixes and a bit more air. The post isn't rant-ish.
Feb
9
suggested approved edit on How can I ask my boss (in a polite way) to comment his code?
Feb
9
comment Say I wanted to create a cross platform program that does not require a runtime/VM, am I stuck with C/C++?
JavaScript. The VM for that is included in the browsers shipped with the platforms you mention. (Even C and C++ require supporting libraries - C and C++ runtime libs - which can require extra installs, e.g. MSVC redistributable packages.)
Feb
7
revised Why did Facebook use C++ beside PHP?
Fix broken link
Feb
7
suggested approved edit on Why did Facebook use C++ beside PHP?
Jan
7
comment Needs (in principle) C++ parenthesis around if statement condition?
@user3123061: that's not the point. If you set no constraint for determining whether this is "possible" or not, then your question is essentially rhetorical.
Jan
7
comment Needs (in principle) C++ parenthesis around if statement condition?
I don't really see your point. If you allow adding ambiguity, you can do whatever you want. Including making e.g. ; optional. Just makes for an even more complex parser and even less chance of providing meaningful/accurate diagnostics.
Dec
10
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
29
comment Why do we have to tell printf() the type of data in C?
@user31782: not necessarily slower at runtime (it depends, as usual), but it requires language features that simply aren't there in C. C doesn't have function overloading, let alone the template mechanisms used for cout in C++.
Nov
29
revised Why do we have to tell printf() the type of data in C?
Code formatting, small corrections in body
Nov
29
suggested approved edit on Why do we have to tell printf() the type of data in C?
Nov
22
reviewed No Action Needed JavaScript strict mode compatibility