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Autodidact of various trades, geek of several.

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Sep
16
comment What is the history of why bytes are eight bits?
@JerryCoffin, Would be good to comment there directly so the writer can make the amendments
Sep
16
comment why there is no power operator in java / c ++?
@DavidThornley, The "there was no good candidate for an operator" seems like an excuse. It's totally fine to use something like pow or power or $pow or \pow which is clear and straightforward. What's with the fetish for pure non-letter symbols?
Sep
15
comment What is the history of why bytes are eight bits?
Another thread on superuser superuser.com/a/609841/78897 has some info too.
Sep
3
comment why there is no power operator in java / c ++?
@MartinBeckett, If you state "computer science is the branch of applied maths dealing with computer programming", then what is "computer programming"? Where is the boundary line?
Sep
1
comment why there is no power operator in java / c ++?
@MartinBeckett, Exactly. I don't think there's a line between CS problems and non-CS problems.
Aug
29
comment C# or .Net features to cut off assuming no backward compatibility needed?
Winforms seems much more stable, faster, and less buggy than WPF...
Aug
29
comment C# or .Net features to cut off assuming no backward compatibility needed?
@JonSkeet, As long as all the methods are sealed by default, what's the harm of allowing inheritance? Why do we need to seal up the entire class when the methods are already sealed up?
Aug
29
comment Noda Time vs Joda Time?
The link is broken...
Aug
29
comment why there is no power operator in java / c ++?
@Martin, So you are saying that CS is not real computer work?
Aug
28
comment Why doesn't my IDE do background compiling/building?
Feels good..... Except when you have to do that 6500 times in a single day.
Aug
28
comment Why doesn't my IDE do background compiling/building?
@konrad, Doesn't VB.NET also offer background compilation?
Aug
27
comment Understanding Application binary interface (ABI)
Also see stackoverflow.com/questions/2171177/…
Aug
27
comment Library vs. framework vs API?
@ScantRoger, Does the Java Collections Framework use IoC? Doesn't seem so.......
Aug
27
comment What's the difference between an API and an SDK?
Isn't "examples" part of API?
Aug
27
comment What's the difference between an API and an SDK?
+10 for "you might use an API without having the underlying components". Btw, second link is down.......
Aug
27
comment Is the Mercury Programming Language used in the field?
Link is down............
Aug
27
comment Can increased usage of higher and higher programming languages lead to a deficit of programmers with computer architecture knowledge?
@Ryan, It will actually lead to a problem where in the future the world is flooded with apps full of subtle bugs due to layers upon layers of leaky abstractions. It's amazing enough now that companies like Google with infinite resources can still have bugs in their core apps.
Aug
27
comment Can increased usage of higher and higher programming languages lead to a deficit of programmers with computer architecture knowledge?
@Preets, And that is why many abstractions have failed miserably. To even have room for a go-to guy to exist is proof that an abstraction has already failed.
Aug
26
comment Industry has no place for passionate programmers?
There's a real life version of the story at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dantzig#Mathematical_statistics
Aug
26
comment CS subjects that an undergraduate must know
@quickly_now, Are your tutorials/notes on writing compilers share-able?