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Freelance programmer with background in games and mobile. Full stack web developer. Codes Javascript, but prefers Coffeescript. Loves Python until something even better comes along.

Blog: http://www.librador.com

"Business" page: http://www.vilcon.se

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awarded  Necromancer
Jun
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
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awarded  Announcer
Aug
10
answered one programmer, many languages — the name dilemma
Jul
31
comment Is Assembly still relevant?
@Mchl: Aren't these projects made in C (or even C++) and possibly assembly? I would have guessed that it's very uncommon to use assembly exclusively.
Jul
26
comment What is the advantage of little endian format?
-1 as the linked article, although brief, contradicts what you're claiming. As other comments say, there are advantages to little endian.
Jul
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awarded  Critic
Jul
26
comment What is the advantage of little endian format?
It doesn't really matter as the compiler will unroll the loop anyway. In any case, many CPUs have byte swapping instructions to handle this problem.
Jul
25
comment What is the advantage of little endian format?
This just proves that it's faster/easier to work in whatever format that is native to the CPU. It doesn't say anything about whether it's better. The same thing goes for big endian: for(i=0; i<4; i++) { num += data[i] << (24 - i * 8); } corresponds to move.l data, num on a big endian CPU.
Jul
25
comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
I use the trick of changing if something() to if False and something(). Another trick is to "comment out" using a multi-line string.
Jul
25
answered What are the drawbacks of Python?
Jul
25
comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
Solution: Don't use Python 3.x. It's not mature. Python 2.x is.
Jul
25
comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
I see lots of complaints about this, but why does people insist having an empty list (that the function modifies) as a default argument? Is this really such a big problem? I.e., is this a real problem?
Jul
25
comment Is Assembly still relevant?
Why would anyone write a complete project solely in assembly language today? Or are you asking about a mixed-language environment, which is how assembly is typically used today?
Jul
25
awarded  Commentator
Jul
25
comment What is the advantage of little endian format?
@Steve314: My answer explains how little endian helps with performance in a pipelined CPU: programmers.stackexchange.com/q/95854/27874
Jul
25
answered What is the advantage of little endian format?
Jul
22
awarded  Editor
Jul
22
comment Source code stolen\hacked by rival company
@Bob Murphy: My mistake. Added "none I know of" to my answer.
Jul
22
revised Source code stolen\hacked by rival company
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