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I've been programming for way too long.

Notes to self :-

  1. Never post to a question that begins with So.
  2. Never get into a discussion about Big-Oh.

Jan
26
comment Is the 'finally' portion of a 'try … catch … finally' construct even necessary?
@RobK - And this is the exact functionality of a finalise but with both an extensible flavor and an oop-like mechanism - very expressive and comparable to the finalise mechanism of other languages.
Jan
26
comment Is the 'finally' portion of a 'try … catch … finally' construct even necessary?
@Morwenn - Good point. I hinted at it with my reference to Java's finalise but I would prefer not to get into the political arguments around destructors/finalies at this time.
Jan
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revised Is the 'finally' portion of a 'try … catch … finally' construct even necessary?
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Jan
26
answered Is the 'finally' portion of a 'try … catch … finally' construct even necessary?
Jan
26
revised Is it possible to make some methods invisible/non-usable to some classes in Java?
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Jan
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answered Is it possible to make some methods invisible/non-usable to some classes in Java?
Sep
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
23
revised Does it make sense to split up an existing multi-method interface into several single method interfaces just to take advantage of lambdas?
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Sep
22
comment Is it possible to antialias existing lines, circles, text, etc. of a single color?
Whatever applies best to your problem space - try here for some more general ideas.
Sep
22
comment Is it possible to antialias existing lines, circles, text, etc. of a single color?
You may be looking for a Convolution - by far the easiest way to implement anti-aliasing.
Sep
22
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answered Does it make sense to split up an existing multi-method interface into several single method interfaces just to take advantage of lambdas?
Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
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answered What can be done when you are the only person to care about consistency?
Sep
5
comment What's wrong with comments that explain complex code?
BTW - The Has it run yet comment is referring to the Future and indicates that a get() followed by a check against null detects whether the Future has already been run - correctly documenting the intent rather than the process.
Sep
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revised What's wrong with comments that explain complex code?
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Sep
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comment What's wrong with comments that explain complex code?
@gnasher729 - Taken out of context almost any comment will be useless - this code is a demonstration of adding comments that indicate intent rather than attempting to describe. I am sorry that it does nothing for you.
Sep
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answered What's wrong with comments that explain complex code?