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Aug
8
comment Is there a way to compare and record changes to code without VCS?
Are you recording individual code changes, or [a group of related changes] (ie bug, feature, etc)? There's nothing wrong with using a spreadsheet to track the later. It's certainly done in most F500 companies :)
Aug
7
comment Extreme Programming - documenting implementation?
I agree, it's either <insert latest overweight standard here> or it's nothing. I really wish people would put some energy into coming up with a documentation style/methodology/template/guideline/whatever that helps with "what is needed, nothing more" (Code is micro "self documenting", but not macro)
Aug
7
comment Extreme Programming - documenting implementation?
Are you talking functional/business requirements/documentation, or about technical documentation?
Aug
7
comment Extreme Programming - documenting implementation?
But is coding for coders, or is it to get the job (they are paid to do) done?
Aug
7
comment Testing my VB.NET code?
I'd actually like to see an answer. I run into the same sort of thing. Is his biggest problem with setup? The language (and/or his understanding) makes it tough?
Aug
7
comment parsing terminology: comments+whitespaces vs actual code
Whitespace / Symbols ^^
Aug
7
answered Associativity in C
Aug
6
comment Programming with ADD/ADHD
Telling someone with ADD to just focus/whatever is like telling a "fat" person to just eat less and exercise more. It sounds good to non-"fat" people, but it's useless advice. The person has heard that 1K times, and would be non-"fat" if it was that simple. Advice givers: Take you worst habit/problem and eliminate/fix it in the next week....
Aug
3
comment Should we ever delete data in a database?
Some application areas (accounting, medical devices) probably require that data is not deleted because of auditing requirements.
Aug
3
comment How many types of programming languages are there?
It's interesting that the declarative wiki seems to say anything that isn't procedural is declarative.
Jul
31
comment How have languages influenced CPU design?
Wasn't a lot of the CPU design during the early Pascal/Basic/C era really influenced by the needs of ASM programers, and their need for speed?
Jul
31
comment How have languages influenced CPU design?
Weird, I wrote a C function (don't ask why) that dealt with the fact that the compiler was upcasting to word-level addressing (because word addressing was what the CPU did).
Jul
30
comment Should architect or dev lead tell teammate where to add their code before coding a new feature?
I always love it when they resent your help with going in the correct direction. They want the right to mess it up.
Jul
23
comment Does mobile based (Android) development, benefit from Object Oriented Programming?
I personally hate optimizing and do it only for noticeably slow code. ^^
Jul
20
comment If python compiles to assembly and an OS is written in it, will it compete favorably with C in benchmarks?
@SK-logic The point about java is that it is possible to improve performance with modern technologies....
Jul
20
comment If python compiles to assembly and an OS is written in it, will it compete favorably with C in benchmarks?
@check123 yes, if the obstacles could be overcome. I don't think Python would need to have direct pointers as implied since it handles that behind the scenes. Memory management in this case is MMU/virtual memory space type work.
Jul
20
comment If python compiles to assembly and an OS is written in it, will it compete favorably with C in benchmarks?
Doesn't Scala analyze the code to decide if an Object such as Int should be treated as an Object or Primitive?
Jul
20
answered If python compiles to assembly and an OS is written in it, will it compete favorably with C in benchmarks?
Jul
20
comment How to indicate the word is method name in Objective-C?
You can tell it's a method because it's on the right side of the message call. In objective-c it's [object method] or [Class method]. If you are confusing properties, you have to remember that properties are just sugar.
Jul
16
comment Confusion of scope of a variable: Is Global Variable a solution?
One of the really neat things about globals is that you can hide them. You declare them in one .c file, and it's .h file. Then you sprinkle that .h file all over. As you start to work, you end up with more and more .h files referenced. Then you end up playing "Find the Global". For extra fun, put the same variable name in different .c/.h file combos.