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Apr
16
answered The optimal recipe problem
Apr
15
comment Why must directories be empty before being deleted?
about that last point, not if there is no recycle bin like for flash disks
Apr
15
comment Why must directories be empty before being deleted?
unless you do rm -r which will clean it up recursively
Apr
15
comment How to make sure that reported issues are not caused by wrong credentials or typos of the client?
"Can you double check that you didn't mistype your password, please?"
Apr
15
comment Design Hash table with simple hash function
java's String has a default hashcode implementation that checks individual character codes (maps it to a 32 bit number)
Apr
12
answered Method naming advice required
Apr
12
comment Method naming advice required
that looks like a horrible idea, no offense, the method names don't really relate to what it's doing, only to how good it looks being used in a particular way.
Apr
11
comment Are (C) object files created with different compilers binary-compatible?
libs can be made compatible, I don't think obj are guaranteed to be
Apr
11
answered Simple Design for Singleton function in java for Kernel
Apr
10
comment Which automated analysis tools can find the heartbleed bug?
here's the commit that added the bug, why don't you test those tools against it
Apr
10
comment Which automated analysis tools can find the heartbleed bug?
did you see the source with the bug?
Apr
10
comment Search for the (slowly moving) number with penalty for too high test value
guess at 1/300 in the possible range
Apr
10
comment When to use a Singleton and when to use a static class
in most cases it should be neither
Apr
9
comment Dropping database in Grails is too easy. How to prevent accidental drops?
don't log into the DB with a user with the ability to drop tables
Apr
8
comment Tracking translations in localized software
teach him ctrl+f and let all untranslated strings be "TRANSLATEME"
Apr
8
answered Client/server model where the server rejects connections from *newer* clients
Apr
7
comment Is a popular site like www.google.com served up by one computer?
load balancing, dns based is the easy one
Apr
7
reviewed Leave Open Case insensitive keywords in a language
Apr
7
comment What is meant by change the main routine? The C Programming Language
K&R isn't a great book to actually learn C from, largely because of its age
Apr
6
comment Inheritance vs 'specification' by fields
looks like you are arguing duck-typing vs. inheritance...