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I've written software for everything from network equipment to Apache helicopters. Although I mostly program in C++ now, it was actually my seventh language I used professionally, so I like to think I can still think outside the C++ box.


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answered Scala and exception handling
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
awarded  javascript
Dec
19
answered What programming mindset to have towards JavaScript?
Dec
18
comment Why can't the Scala compiler give pattern matching warning for nonsealed classes/traits?
Hence the disclaimer. In practice, if you were tightly coupled enough to need an exhaustive match on a dependency, external or otherwise, you would want to recompile anyway.
Dec
18
answered Why can't the Scala compiler give pattern matching warning for nonsealed classes/traits?
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
17
comment Is it good practice to inherit from generic types?
I realize they're not exactly the same thing. Just as close as is available. There are certainly drawbacks to the weaker version.
Dec
17
answered Is it good practice to inherit from generic types?
Dec
17
answered Why use a enum to create the singleton pattern
Dec
15
answered Is there a common set of best practices for passing anonymous functions as arguments?
Dec
12
revised Replacing Throwing Exceptions with Notification in Validations
Placate the "discuss this blog" trolls.
Dec
12
comment Difference between Signal/Slot and DataBusPattern
It is the observer pattern. A signal is an event and a slot is a listener. The meta object compiler just takes care of the boilerplate of implementing the pattern for you.
Dec
12
answered Difference between Signal/Slot and DataBusPattern
Dec
5
answered Use cases and usage patterns of futures vs callbacks
Dec
4
answered Why do UTC Dates have different days of the week for some months?
Dec
3
comment Is automatic conversion to collection types from non-collection variable a good idea?
I took the question to mean this was a proposed new language feature that didn't require explicit overloading. If he clarifies otherwise, I will change my answer.
Dec
3
answered Is automatic conversion to collection types from non-collection variable a good idea?
Nov
27
comment Under which circumstances does it make sense to lose track of where an exception was thrown from?
What do you mean by "caused by a higher layer?" Like in a callback?
Nov
26
answered Should I accept empty collections in my methods that iterate over them?