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Nov
21
comment What are some common examples of a Parallelizable problem?
+1 because this answer would be good for demonstration purposes (e.g. you could adjust the colour of each pixel based on the thread used to render it).
Nov
4
comment Learn a language bottom-up or top-down?
^ Sounds like jenga.
Oct
27
accepted Why don't more languages support recursive/nested comments?
Oct
26
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
26
comment Why don't more languages support recursive/nested comments?
@xanatos, yes, by me. I'm not sure i framed the question as well as i could have, and didn't think it could be salvaged given the answers i'd already received would be relevant to a re-worded question so i decided to post here (deliberately not posting the link to the old question so as not to alter possible answers).
Oct
26
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Oct
26
comment Why don't more languages support recursive/nested comments?
@Steven, question updated (not sure about composition, used Nesting)
Oct
26
revised Why don't more languages support recursive/nested comments?
added 7 characters in body; edited title
Oct
26
comment Why don't more languages support recursive/nested comments?
I don't think i'm alone in wanting recursive comments, but you're right, i'm probably in too small a minority.
Oct
26
comment Why don't more languages support recursive/nested comments?
I argue those tricky cases don't need to be catered for (in my example i don't see a difference between understanding what happens when we put a ****/ within a string within a comment (as we have to currently) and understanding what happens when we put a /**** in a string either)
Oct
26
comment Why don't more languages support recursive/nested comments?
Yes, i comment code with /* */, sometimes (tempoarily) i want to comment a large chunk with that within it. I don't want to have to rely on the IDE to do this (which would be awkward when uncommenting, as it should leaving the original comment block there).
Oct
26
asked Why don't more languages support recursive/nested comments?
Oct
20
comment How to allow filtering Films in my app intuitively? (GUI design)
FYI: User Experience SE (Beta)
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23
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3
accepted Name for this pattern?
Aug
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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comment Name for this pattern?
That's exactly what this is. Is there a pattern name, or is it just a read/write lock?
Aug
3
comment Name for this pattern?
Certain operations are allowed on the resource concurrently (that would be ran between a call to begin, and a call to end), however another operation must only get ran when no other operations are being ran (that's what will run when the counter is zero).