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Apr
23
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
13
comment Sort an array in a specific order - not ascending/descending
This is what I thought of too, and I think it might even be faster than Dukeling's :)
Aug
10
comment Why don't we have a non-turing complete general purpose language yet?
@StevenBurnap: this is true!
Aug
10
comment Why don't we have a non-turing complete general purpose language yet?
@StevenBurnap: realistically tho, you can have a "non-turing-complete" language by taking, say, Python, and halting the program after 10^100 instructions if it hasn't halted already: the phrase "turing complete" doesn't actually mean much for edge cases like coq
Aug
3
comment Flat addressing vs. segmented addressing
@StevenBurnap: some architectures have everything always be in address space, tho they aren't popular right now
Aug
3
comment Flat addressing vs. segmented addressing
@ott--: connection is cpu - address space - internet
Aug
3
comment Flat addressing vs. segmented addressing
@StevenBurnap: The internet will soon be larger than a 64-bit address space if it isn't already (the exact size is rather hard to measure).
Jun
18
comment How often do CPUs make calculation errors?
Keep in mind that in 2013 it's completely possible to test a function on two 32-bit inputs for all inputs - it takes around 10^20 operations, which top supercomputers do every few hours.
Jun
8
answered Is every object rounded to the same size in Java?
Jun
2
awarded  Yearling
May
23
answered Should I write compact code or code with lots of spaces?
Feb
28
comment Please help me understand the relationship between script file size and memory usage?
-1: does not answer the question
Feb
28
comment Please help me understand the relationship between script file size and memory usage?
-1: does not answer the question
Feb
14
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
4
comment Why can't we write nested shorthand functions in Clojure?
@RobertHarvey: It's completely arbitrary from a capability point of view, which is what the OP was asking. "Why shouldn't we write nested shorthand functions in clojure?" is a different question.
Jan
30
comment What is the point of using lists over vectors, in C++?
when removing items while iterating, it is usually better to use a vector and just create a new vector for the results
Jan
30
comment What is the point of using lists over vectors, in C++?
+1, but: The first case vanishes when you use pointers, which you should always be using with large objects. Linked lists aren't suitable for the example of the second, either; arrays own for all operations when they're that short.
Jan
25
comment Why can't we write nested shorthand functions in Clojure?
@MichaelT: like robertharvey (edited and) said, "You would know that % belongs to the inner function. The drawback is that you would lose access to the % in the outer function." And that is how it works.
Jan
25
revised Why can't we write nested shorthand functions in Clojure?
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Jan
25
comment Why can't we write nested shorthand functions in Clojure?
@MichaelT: there you go . and you can just test it; it's easy to do since you can switch them out at runtime . the clojure parser is really quite easily hackable