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Jan
27
comment Why do some programmers hate the UI part of the development?
@Anna: I've tinkered with a couple of systems that could automatically position sets of controls. If you look at HTML with things like built-in baseline alignment, you can consider it a partial solution to this problem. There are lots of frameworks to automatically do data binding. Take a look at functional reactive programming, or Adobe's Adam and Eve languages. They address exactly these two problems. In general, if the level you're working at is drudgery, try to move up to a metalevel above that and use that to automate the drudgery.
Jan
27
answered So Singletons are bad, then what?
Jan
27
comment Why do some programmers hate the UI part of the development?
Implementation should never be grunt work. If it is, you've either got a poorly factored architecture, or an inefficient process. We're programmers, if we're doing something a machine could do, we should be automating it.
Dec
27
answered Why Garbage Collection if smart pointers are there
Dec
27
comment Does syntax really matter in a programming language?
Well, fortunately, that code has two bugs. Sure, it'll always enter the conditional, but in there, it's just getting a reference to the LaunchNukes procedure, and never invoking it. Crisis averted!
Dec
20
comment Infix vs Prefix Notation - Which do you prefer?
That's true in theory, but in practice Lispers seem to always go prefix.
Dec
15
answered Infix vs Prefix Notation - Which do you prefer?
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comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
To be fair, you should give ML credit for most of that list.
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answered “Comments are a code smell”
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