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Jun
4
answered Program coded in .Net
May
30
answered “Default approach” when creating a class from scratch: getters for everything, or limited access?
May
28
awarded  Yearling
May
17
comment What constitutes a programming language and how does one copyright a programming language?
Just want to say, not a lawyer or a psychiatrist, just a programmer, but the 2014 ruling seems borderline insane to me. It's a bunch of commands!
May
14
comment Identify this programming style
Note that gnat wasn't necessarily suggesting that the "easier to add a button" was a good thing. It's avoiding using a list, which is generally the better way make the same assignment to a bunch of objects.
May
13
comment Should you throw an exception if a method's input values are out of range?
I'd add that it'd be nice to give the parameter name as part of the exception, even in the case of a method that takes a single parameter.
May
13
comment Do markup languages ​​have the equivalent concept of `semantics` that you can find in C or C++?
@user2485710: html is a language without expressions and/or statements, and any programming language will have one or the other and generally both. Lisp is a language without statements, brainfuck is a language without expressions. The ability to do a calculation is what makes a programming language. That is what HTML lacks, and why although it is a language, it is not a PROGRAMMING language.
May
13
answered Do markup languages ​​have the equivalent concept of `semantics` that you can find in C or C++?
May
11
comment What constitutes a programming language and how does one copyright a programming language?
Annnddd...this ruling was just overturned. Oracle appelaed, and this time the judges weren't programmers.
May
10
comment Do you have to have boxing of primitives in OO language?
@svick: actually it pretty much is boxing, just explicit. But it's a pretty rare edge case -- how often have you had a class with a property that isn't used in the class, but instead used by the users of the class?
May
10
revised Why is there no 'subclasses-only' access modifier in Java?
added 36 characters in body
May
10
answered Should I omit the parameter “e” when using EventHandler<EventArgs>?
May
10
answered Why is there no 'subclasses-only' access modifier in Java?
May
10
answered Why would Square inheriting from Rectangle be problematic if we override the SetWidth and SetHeight methods?
May
8
answered Do you have to have boxing of primitives in OO language?
May
1
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
27
answered How did programmers implement Linked list ideas before the object oriented paradigm?
Apr
20
comment Compiler Warnings
Not true, lots of compiler warnings are about things that the compiler understands 100% and is not in any state of flux (understood it previously, understands it now, will understand in the future), but is in the experience of the compiler writers, frequently written incorrectly. You are answering a 3+ year old question incorrectly...
Apr
17
answered When doing social application development, is it ok to use my company credentials for all client work?