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Jan
8
comment Monitor aspect ratio; Does the difference matter?
It's common to see 5:4 (1280x1024).
Jan
7
comment How to explain OOP concepts to a non technical person?
Related or duplicated: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/4123/…
Jan
6
comment SaaS maturity level 2, how i can build configurable SaaS?(Technics and patterns)
On or off-topic?
Jan
5
comment How to recognize a good programmer?
Related or duplicated: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/4614/…
Jan
4
comment Are NoSQL databases going to take the place of relational databases? Is SQL going away?
This could be off-topic. If you didn't commit for the DBA proposal, wait until next week to post this question on dba.stackexchange.com
Jan
4
comment What are all things that do/can happen when a user enters in a web page's URL?
It's very hard to answer this question. Too broad.
Jan
3
comment Scientific evidence that supports using long variable names instead of abbreviations?
Finally a very good migrated question! :)
Dec
29
comment When returning from a period of not programming, do you find you've improved?
I'm just asking, if I think then the question would be closed.
Dec
28
comment When returning from a period of not programming, do you find you've improved?
This is a question? We can conclude something useful here?
Dec
23
comment is coding important?
Who knows, do it, who don't know, teach it :-)
Dec
22
comment How would somebody uphold a license on “illegal” code?
Weed smokers are stupid?!? :)
Dec
20
comment Is using ELSE bad programming?
I think this was asked before but I can't find it.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
@cavalera: Exactly. It's just a small set of symbols, what's the difference if they are long or short? We agreed.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
For me is undebatable that the symbol names must be meaningful. Symbol names is about the problem domain. Language syntax is lesser important. People who complain about Perl syntax is not Perl programmer :-) I don't like Perl, but the syntax is not the problem.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
I agree with the first paragraph of Robert's answer. I see no problem with abbreviated syntax in any paradigm. Pls, IMO, []'s, :-) are understandable as func, def, int, var, cons are. Personally I can understand better a good code in C than a good code in C++ (using the C++ style, of course). Sometimes less is more. No, C++ syntax is not the problem, perhaps the semantics, but certainly the style produces bigger and hidden code and I need to navigate a lot to understand the code. Language syntax is domain of every programmer. Problem domain isn't. That's about what Martin Fowler is saying.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
Really? Java seems English? For me none programming language seems English. Programming languages has English words, nothing more. Some are closer than others but I can't see the @nayan example as plain English: s.indexOf(i). For me, a programmer, this is equally understandable, for good or for bad, as s[i] and I read in same way. For a non-programmer AFIK the first syntax is equally confuse as the second syntax. Actually a syntax with underscript index can't be understandable for most people. Matrices is a concept barely known outside exact sciences.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
I never met a non-programmer that barely understand a program. Good example for your argument although I disagree with all assumptions of the syntax is the big problem of understandability of code. Algorithms and variables/functions names is the opposite.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
People could disagree about readability of "function" instead of "func" either. See my comment on question post. I agree that the problem is not the writability.
Dec
11
comment Installer or Portable
@rmx: What's the obsession to put everything on registry? What's the real advantage to put things on registry? Nothing against the registry either.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
I'm not defending a programming language based on operators instead of keywords but sometimes a math symbol is better than a keyword, sometimes abbreviated word is better. I have nothing about longer keywords. "def" on Python is a example. I heard people complain about a lot of thing in Python but not about "def". People complain about the "complexity" of pointer but nobody claim for a "pointer of" or "address of" syntax. This is not a rant pro shorter syntax. Perhaps it be a rant about the silly insistence of readability of simples things. "Normal" people don't understand (((1+2)*3-4)/5+6)%7)