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Jul
30
comment When is the register keyword actually useful in C?
register can be quite useful in certain limited contexts. I've used it a handful of times to fix mal-optimization for a bit of embedded firmware. The biggest issue with using it is that you have to make sure your compiler doesn't change out from under you so that it becomes you who is slowing the execution down.
Mar
6
comment Should curly braces appear on their own line?
@Dunk: Every one of your presumptions about me in that comment is hilariously wrong. I still cannot imagine being slowed down by such nonsense. Indentation is important for clarity and speed, brace-style is irrelevant. Actually... I suspect it's exactly because of the variety of coding standards I switch between daily that makes me not even notice brace style. (helpfully, my editor flags me for project-specific coding standards violations)
Feb
28
comment Should curly braces appear on their own line?
@Dunk: I cannot fathom code that would be noticeably improved by swapping such irrelevant details around.
Feb
26
awarded  Constituent
Feb
20
awarded  Caucus
Nov
1
comment How do operating systems… run… without having an OS to run in?
heh, not at all.
Oct
25
comment How do operating systems… run… without having an OS to run in?
It should be noted, alot of the things like "timing circuits start and stabilize if necessary" don't really happen in hardware anymore. A tremendous amount of that work is actually extremely specialized software running on very limited subprocessors/sequencers. - A friendly neighborhood firmware engineer
Sep
25
awarded  Yearling
Aug
17
revised printf - source of bugs?
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Aug
17
comment printf - source of bugs?
@JanHudec: That hasn't been true for about a decade at this point. The actual printing is done with the same underlying system calls, and C++ implementations often call into C libraries for that... but that's not the same thing as routing std::cout through printf.
Aug
16
answered printf - source of bugs?
Jun
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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answered I can't program because the code I am using uses old coding styles. Is this normal to programmers?
Apr
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answered Starting software projects
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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awarded  Necromancer
Jul
19
answered Too much version control and bug tracking overhead per change?
Jul
19
revised Who can learn to program?
fixing a cut-off sentence
Jul
19
revised Who can learn to program?
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