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Hello world,

My name is not Monster Truck II and I was not born in 1920. But here is something about me that I feel comfortable sharing. I studied physics and computer science at college and enjoy reading (history, politics, and economics) and listening to music.

Here is my bookshelf:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/20250758-monster?order=a&shelf=non-fiction&sort=position


Jun
9
comment null pointers vs. Null Object Pattern
Fair point DXM.
Jun
9
comment null pointers vs. Null Object Pattern
I now understand what you meant by catastrophic error --something that causes the object allocation itself to fail. Right? Edit: Cannot do @ DXM because your nickname is just 3 chars long.
Jun
9
comment null pointers vs. Null Object Pattern
In Pros section: Agree with the first point. The second point is the designers fault because even null can be used where it shouldn't be. Does not say anything bad about the pattern just reflects on the developer who used the pattern incorrectly.
Jun
9
comment null pointers vs. Null Object Pattern
Agree with the use case for null object patterns. But why return null when encountering catastrophic failures? Why not throw exceptions?
Jun
9
comment As a programmer how do I plan to learn new things in my spare time
@SilviuStraliciuc We have closed them in the past. See these questions: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/147185/… programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/147562/… programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/147185/… programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/146420/… programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/151531/…
Jun
8
comment As a programmer how do I plan to learn new things in my spare time
Please see faq. This question is off topic.
Jun
7
revised How does the Java Virtual Machine execute code written in other languages?
Grammar in the question's summary. Make the question more clear (technically).
Jun
7
comment How does the Java Virtual Machine execute code written in other languages?
@Pomario Jython has been around for a while now. And this page seems to suggest that Jython scripts could run on 1.4.2.
Jun
7
comment How does the Java Virtual Machine execute code written in other languages?
@Pomario "What has changed"? The compilers available for those languages have changed --in the sense, that they were invented after JVM became popular.
Jun
7
comment How does the Java Virtual Machine execute code written in other languages?
@delnan Or rather "more low-level model of execution, that the javac program knows how to build out of Java code".
Jun
7
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Jun
7
comment How does the Java Virtual Machine execute code written in other languages?
Same way as your Intel/AMD/Solaris(??) processor can execute "any language" (although you don't really run languages, but just going with the flow here) that can be compiled into its native assembly code.
Jun
7
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Jun
7
revised What is your strategy for converting RC builds into retail?
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7
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Jun
7
revised What is your strategy for converting RC builds into retail?
An alternate to external systems
Jun
7
answered What is your strategy for converting RC builds into retail?
Jun
7
comment Algorithms for pairing a rating system to an assignment queue
@blunders, one advice on tie breakers --keep them consistent (regardless of your choice). That would keep the randomness away from your system. I had to learn that the hard way.
Jun
6
comment Algorithms for pairing a rating system to an assignment queue
@blunders. Sorry, forgot to add your name in the previous comment.