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Meh.


Aug
29
comment FromXYZ vs Overloaded Method
@supercat: I'd agree that Load on its own is a bit vague, but loadFrom should convey the same semantics as FromXYZ whilst avoiding the name repetition which is already part of the function argument. Moreover, the information of whether the input arguments are modified or not should be made clear through the use of const.
Mar
6
comment Why don't people use white space inside parentheses?
@Noumenon: Compare foo (a, b, c) to foo (a,b,c). In the former whitespace is used to separate the arguments, which is not used in the latter.
Jan
19
comment What are some games involving recursion?
@thorstenmüller: That's freaking awesome! It's funny, you get exercise, and it's a learning experience! =D
Jan
19
comment Should I pass an object into a constructor, or instantiate in class?
@Paul: That is true. Good catch, didn't think about that.
Aug
25
comment Where do I learn most - by going to industry or pursuing a doctorate degree?
All valid points; this has given me more to consider. Thanks.
Aug
8
comment How can I give a good presentation to important, non-technical stakeholders?
+1 for making your audience understand rather than trying to dazzle it with your skills.
May
2
comment What is a closure?
When I first read this answer, I didn't really understand it. But now that I reread it months later, it all made sense! Answer accepted!
Apr
25
comment '<' versus '!=' as condition in a 'for' loop?
Hehe, that's actually my argument too for using < instead of != - maybe some electrical interference causes i to change value to something greater. =) But in light of the interchangeability between iterators and integers, I agree that != could be preferred over <.
Apr
11
comment Why should I not do a masters degree
+1 for "will work for experience".
Apr
9
comment How can I feel more confident about my programming skills?
If you're thinking "Hm, the bug is probably in my code, not the compiler" you're on the way of thinking like a programmer (well, like most programmers).
Mar
29
comment Is MUMPS alive?
thedailywtf.com/Articles/A_Case_of_the_MUMPS.aspx
Mar
21
comment How was programming done 20 years ago?
Don't understand why this was closed. Isn't a bit of hindsight always of value?
Mar
21
comment How to write constructors which might fail to properly instantiate an object
@Jon Purdy: Hm, sounds reasonable. Good call.
Mar
20
comment Does programming knowledge have a half-life?
@pdr: If you get them to make a song where the lyrics are based on mathematical formulas, you'd be set. ^^
Mar
20
comment How to write constructors which might fail to properly instantiate an object
C++ constructors don't return void - they return an object.
Mar
20
comment Is Software Testing Really Needed?
Even masters should not assume that their work is never in need of correction.
Mar
19
comment Avoid Postfix Increment Operator
I used i++ before I knew it could affect performance over ++i, so I switched. At first the latter did look a little strange, but after a little while I got used to it and now it feels as natural as i++.
Mar
18
comment I'm trying to understand hash tables - can someone explain it to me - clearly?
I like non-computer-related explanations to computer-related problems. +1
Mar
18
comment Result class dependency
In short, your result object is lacking data. Refactor and include that data when the object is generated (while the input object is still easily accessible).
Mar
17
comment Is there a better alternative to the folder-based file system, and will it be replaced any time soon?
I don't understand how a folder-based file system is not a hierarchical system. Could you please explain further?