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Dec
14
comment How do quick & dirty programmers know they got it right?
This is definitely the most insightful answer here. Thanks for sharing.
Sep
2
comment Would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your CV / Resume?
Agreed. I actually looked up this question because I was considering it myself. I've since gone ahead and put my gamedev.stackexchange profile on my resume (I'm in the top 30 or so users on that subsite). Re recruiters, you're spot on, but I've enough breadth of skills that my CV is likely to wind up on someone's desk, and that someone is likely to be a tech lead of some sort. I put it at the top of the CV, with eg. my skype and LinkedIn. The contract I've just signed isn't games-related, but I don't doubt it will carry some serious weight for the next such contract that comes up.
Sep
2
comment Would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your CV / Resume?
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. Using him as an example of the value of stackoverflow participation probably doesn't make sense in relation to the rest of us. The point is he probably probably produces more value when he breaks wind than the rest of us do in 6 months of crunch time. Tech directors likely worship statuettes of him, carved from precious materials, in dark corners of company HQ. He almost certainly groks at least 80% of the inner workings of the universe. And still has time to spend on stackoverflow.
Aug
29
comment What are the most common algorithms in the field of computational geometry?
Since you were the only one who answered this question before it got closed, guess you are the winner!
Aug
29
accepted What are the most common algorithms in the field of computational geometry?
Aug
29
revised What are the most common algorithms in the field of computational geometry?
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Aug
29
comment What are the most common algorithms in the field of computational geometry?
Thanks, I'm well aware of the rules of stack exchange. However I am asking what is in widespread use, which I think is a solid enough basis for a question.
Aug
29
asked What are the most common algorithms in the field of computational geometry?
Aug
27
answered Should a competent programmer be able to come up with his own shortest path algorithm?
Aug
13
comment Would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your CV / Resume?
Yes; BUT he is... Jon Skeet. Not everyone is!
Aug
7
revised Why do interfaces require methods over members?
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Aug
6
comment Why do interfaces require methods over members?
This is a good answer, in particular I found the information about function lookup informative. Thanks.
Aug
6
comment Why do interfaces require methods over members?
Thanks for this info about Objective-C!
Aug
6
comment Why do interfaces require methods over members?
Thank you, you've understood the thrust of my question and gotten into the gritty details of WHY. I had a hunch that speed would be one of the reasons -- as it always does when you head down the road of "more dynamic". As we are seeing now with languages like JS and Python, flexibility often trumps speed, so the "inertia" you mention towards certain language design trends based on (what was once necessary) optimisation slowly dissolves.
Aug
6
awarded  Scholar
Aug
6
accepted Why do interfaces require methods over members?
Aug
6
comment Why do interfaces require methods over members?
I must say, thinking about this further, I don't really agree about multiple inheritance. Because what I'm really asking about is whether a representation of data members in interfaces is possible, not whether you can use data members to construct interfaces (which is essentially a C++ abstract class). There is a key difference there.
Aug
6
comment Why do interfaces require methods over members?
Re C++, touché. However, actually there are interfaces in dynamic languages, JS and Python being two that immediately spring to mind. Whether a proponent of statically-typed languages would call these "interfaces", is a whole other discussion that I see no point in getting into. Personally I show little preference for either side of that fence, using as I do a broad range of languages to different purposes.
Aug
6
comment Why do interfaces require methods over members?
Members was meant to refer to "member fields" as opposed to "member functions" which I refer to simply as methods. I'm not sure from which language (if any) I picked up this convention. So given what I'd written, I see your answer, but I guess a comment under my question to clarify would have been more constructive.
Aug
6
revised Why do interfaces require methods over members?
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