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awarded  Organizer
Nov
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revised Is code ownership a code smell?
Added code-ownership tag
Nov
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suggested suggested edit on Is code ownership a code smell?
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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revised Should I use non-standard tags in a HTML page for highlighting words?
Added more clarity around the "legal" point.
Feb
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comment Should I use non-standard tags in a HTML page for highlighting words?
@DavidDorward Yes, I see your point. What I meant was that browsers guarantee not to break when they see an unknown tag - as opposed to the lack of guarantee around, say, an unclosed tag. So perhaps the correct term here is "tolerated" rather than legal. I've updated the answer accordingly.
Feb
10
revised Should I use non-standard tags in a HTML page for highlighting words?
added 143 characters in body
Feb
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answered Should I use non-standard tags in a HTML page for highlighting words?
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comment What is the best C++ interview question?
+1 for making me chuckle with boom. :)
Sep
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comment What is more standard shortening for “regular expression”, “regex” or “regexp”?
@MattBelanger And they're not "called" // in Perl either. :) It was a general point about the various abbreviations or other conventions used between languages.
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awarded  Editor
Sep
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revised What is more standard shortening for “regular expression”, “regex” or “regexp”?
Fixed the regex :)
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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answered What is more standard shortening for “regular expression”, “regex” or “regexp”?
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awarded  Teacher
Jul
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answered Clean readable code vs fast hard to read code. When to cross the line?
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comment Clean readable code vs fast hard to read code. When to cross the line?
There is no such thing as throw-away code. If I had a penny for every time "throw-away code" made it into production because "it's working, we don't have the time to rewrite it", I'd be a millionaire. Every line of code you write should be written such that another competent programmer can pick it up tomorrow after you're struck by lightning tonight. Otherwise don't write it.