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answered Is it possible to deploy Perl or Python scripts in the same way as PHP scripts?
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comment Is it possible to deploy Perl or Python scripts in the same way as PHP scripts?
Dynamic typing has nothing to do with this. Python is compiled (to bytecode) before execution if you are using the CPython implementation. Perl is too, IIRC. Anyway, the type systems of these languages are not relevant here.
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answered Short Deadline and QAing Yourself
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comment Using Quadratic Bezier Curves to generate a cave that stays within certain bounds
I'm happy to answer simple questions about splines on stackoverflow. I answer hard questions about splines for a living. If you send me your Skype I will talk to you about splines, but I won't think very hard about them. I charge for thinking. and I charge a lot for thinking about mathematical curves. Makes my head hurt.
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comment Using Quadratic Bezier Curves to generate a cave that stays within certain bounds
What I mean is that you are not expressing your constraints very precisely. What sort of continuity are you looking for? C0? C1? C2? Do you even understand what I am asking here? Do you understand that the beziers know nothing about your screen coordinates? If your question were a question, I could answer it. But you are not asking a question...
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comment Using Quadratic Bezier Curves to generate a cave that stays within certain bounds
I'm about a year and a half into a project that has piecewise cubic beziers at it's heart. I literally spend days talking about splines. But I am not sure what you mean here. My guess is that you want to maintain C2 continuity while constraining the positions of the control points- if that is the case you need to define your problem a bit better before anyone can give you a good answer.
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comment How to abbreviate variable names
rigidly following rules is either a cause of or a sign of brain damage. Either way, the important thing is judgment.
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comment How to abbreviate variable names
Not sure I entirely agree. I don't abbreviate much, but I think that abbreviating in some cases is a good idea. I would find long variable names in a short local scope very annoying, actually. I write lots of functions where "p" refers to a point in 3-space. I think that that is as clear as "thePoint," and easier to read, if the function is meant to operate on a point in some fashion.
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comment How to abbreviate variable names
Anyway, the main point here, IMHO, isn't even to let you automatically type the right thing without looking it up (though that's a bonus.) The main point is to reduce cognitive burden when reading the code later. It's a cliche, but you tend to read even your own code a lot more times than you write it. If the essential ideas are essentially hard you want to eliminate as much inessential cognitive burden as you can. Consistency helps here. It's an impossible ideal, but ideal code should only contain irreducible difficulty.