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May
28
comment Data structure for grid with negative indeces
Dictionary would be easy.
Mar
3
comment How do I showcase my work experience in programming?
I have a basic website that I use as a portfolio/resume and it serves its purpose for me: austinhenley.com
Feb
5
comment How can I deal with a team member who dislikes making comments in code?
Are they employees?
Jan
8
comment Are exceptions an OOP concept?
What is the difference between an exception and a GOTO would be an interesting question.
Dec
27
comment Are there any programming languages that follow a minimalist development approach?
@Telastyn That wasn't his question.
Dec
17
comment Does UX matter for enterprise software?
Of course it matters. Bad design is how mistakes and accidents happen.
Nov
12
comment Demonstrate bad code to client?
Demonstrate an SQL injection attack?
Nov
2
comment Is Perl still a useful, viable language?
Anything to back these statements up?
Oct
29
comment Should I use AND or should I use OR
Using && means it is neither Completed or Corrected. If you change it to || it could be one or the other.
Oct
27
comment Why is the code section called a text section?
.text is an assembly directive. Assembly is text.
Sep
8
comment Dealing with engineers that frequently leave their jobs
Even better is one veteran and one rookie.
Sep
6
comment As a code monkey, how to discuss programming with a guy who almost has a doctorate in computer science
No, he says that person has a "High School degree." norvig.com/21-days.html
Aug
1
comment What can be done to programming languages to avoid floating point pitfalls?
A good example of a floating point issue: stackoverflow.com/questions/10303762/0-0-0-0-0
Jul
14
comment Why is CS never a topic of conversation of the layman?
I hope it stays this way. I don't want laymen taking my job ;)
Jun
29
comment Understanding hand written lexers
Lexerless parsing is not a silver bullet. It increases complexity, it may not be deterministic, it may not be context free any more, and it may be ambiguous. In order words, unless you specifically need it, go with the traditional lexer/parser pair.
Jun
29
comment Understanding hand written lexers
My caveat being "basically." Doesn't need to be but it makes things very simple. I don't see nested comment blocks being enough motivation to step away from a state machine nor is it a good example for someone looking for how lexers work.
Jun
29
comment Understanding hand written lexers
For the record, packrat is a form of recursive descent and still uses lexical analysis.
Jun
17
comment Programming Language, Turing Completeness and Turing Machine
I'm confused, what is the question?
May
25
comment When using method chaining, do I reuse the object or create one?
Dont talk to strangers.
Apr
7
comment How to generate “language-safe” UUIDs?
Use a hash or checksum? If you prefer to use a random string, theres no rule that you have to use every letter in the alphabet.