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Mar
19
comment Avoid Postfix Increment Operator
SUPERB statement!!!
Mar
18
comment Why is Software Engineering not the typical major for future software developers?
you said that better than I did
Mar
12
comment Most underestimated programming tool
helps to have the URL valgrind.org
Mar
4
comment Should you charge clients hours spent on the wrong track?
then it is by the hour. I will charge you x amount per hour up to h hours.
Mar
3
comment Should you charge clients hours spent on the wrong track?
there is a difference between "bad" case and "worst" case. If it is worst case, I take the loss.
Jan
9
comment The most mind-bending programming language?
what makes it worse is it is OS & hardware dependent
Jan
8
comment How is “SELECT *” read in English?
my point exactly
Dec
30
comment Would you see any use of a Trilean (True, False, ??)
one of the benefits of SQL. It has it. A boolean can be TRUE, FALSE, or NULL.
Nov
29
comment What justifies the use of an IDE versus a standard editor?
KEDIT, like other smart editors, has scripting capabilities which allow me to do things that the IDE can't. For instance, I use KEDIT to do multiple buffer (up to 100 per kedit session) copy and paste and column editing that the IDE can't even get close to.
Nov
22
comment Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
Likewise @Parm for SQL
Nov
16
comment What are some things you have read that inspired and guided you as a programmer?
superb post! Excellent.
Nov
10
comment How many types of programming languages are there?
I spent 20 years installing postprocessors on gobs of systems.
Sep
24
comment Which language features are considered harmful?
I've seen the opposite where allowing the judicious use of goto would have saved a program from being 3 million lines of code.