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Jul
9
comment Why is software OS specific?
@CharlesE.Grant Thanks for the explanation. I understood (and pretty much expected) that the OS expects the executable to be in a specific format. :)
Jul
9
comment Why is software OS specific?
@Bergi It's conceivable (and trivial!) that you could make a program that just operates on some values and does no IO, which is what I was asking about.
Jul
9
comment Why do some functional programming languages use a space for function application?
@CaptainCodeman No, since he never implied they are more educated in general, just more educated in mathematics. That's exactly what he said: "extensive mathematical education". :)
Jul
9
comment Why do some functional programming languages use a space for function application?
@CaptainCodeman He says more educated in mathematics, a statement with which I agree. At least when it comes to Haskell, you can notice that both the concepts are more mathematical in nature and the community is more mathematically inclined as well. They're not more intelligent, just better educated in mathematics.
Jul
8
comment Why is software OS specific?
What if all the program did was to add two number, with no input or output. Would that program still be OS specific?
May
21
comment Disadvantages of scoped-based memory management
@gnat Very interesting discussion. :)
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Mar
15
comment Disadvantages of scoped-based memory management
+1 Interesting. I don't necessarily agree with his final conclusion that GC reduces productivity, but he does make a valid point that I haven't considered before (at least not as clearly as he put it in the article).
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Feb
17
comment Is having C++ header files without extension a good practice?
@kotlinski There's no way to improve anything, but there are ways to make things worse. This discussion is as pointless as the spaces-vs-tabs discussion. Just pick one convention and go do something useful.
Feb
17
comment Is having C++ header files without extension a good practice?
@kotlinski This is one of those cases where there's nothing you can do to improve the situation because anything you pick is a matter of preference. Actually, having some extension, I'd say, is better than none, because the OS (read, Windows) can determine what program to open the file with based on the extension.
Jan
12
accepted Can manager classes be a sign of bad architecture?