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Aug
25
revised Is there a canonical book on C++/CLI ?
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Aug
25
answered Is there a canonical book on C++/CLI ?
Aug
25
comment Learning MFC: Pre-2010 vs 2010 and beyond
Not that I'm a fan of .NET, but coming from a C# background and switching to C++ just for MFC is a very strange idea, as MFC is the complete (negative) opposite of .NET regarding useablility and flexibility. If you really want to do GUI development in C++, try looking into Qt. If you only want to use C++ for MFC, you will regret it, just stay to C# and the .NET framework.
Aug
25
awarded  Commentator
Aug
25
comment What's the scariest piece of Other People's Code you've ever had to maintain?
If overloading the ()-operator is a "funny" feature to you, then you haven't programmed C++ for a long time, haven't you? But you're right in that it can confuse people who don't have much experience with C++ or operator overloading in general.
Aug
24
comment Surviving MATLAB and R as a Hardcore Programmer
@dsimcha Huh? You want to do everything in a single (fast) language, you like Python most and then you're complaining about Python being slow? So what's the whole point. I guess you just want MATLAB to have more general purpose features and be faster than an interpreted language?
Aug
23
comment Avoid ELSE when setting a variable?
In my opinion the conditional operator clearly states what is done, a conditional assignment, without elaborating such a conceptually simple statement on more than one line.
Aug
23
comment Why does DirectX use a left-handed coordinate system?
@John Although I completely agree with the advantages of a right-handed system, you know that your handshake rule (that everybody should have learned in school) also can be used with the left hand for the left-handed system.
Aug
19
comment A modern review of Java
ah, I see people already starting the wars by taking serious questions (and answers) for rants and feeling themselves attacked personally. Too bad I cannot downvote yet.
Aug
19
comment A modern review of Java
+1 For the fact that in C++ nothing prevents you from writing Java-like code, and likewise nothing prevents you from doing more than that. It's the programmer who makes a language unsafe or hard.
Aug
19
comment A modern review of Java
+1 For the operator overloading, something many people see as minor disadvantage, but for me a major one. And of course templates, but nearly everybody regards them as major.
Aug
4
awarded  Teacher
Aug
1
answered Rendering trillions of “atoms” instead of polygons?
Jun
18
awarded  Supporter