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I've been programming for way too long.


May
22
comment Why is there no deterministic object destruction in Java?
@Cerad - When the balloon bursts in the upper atmosphere the Helium is returned to nature. How arrogant of you to suggest that mankind should retain control - surely that would be the leak! :D
May
22
comment Why is there no deterministic object destruction in Java?
@NJones - Indeed you can but you have to do it in a specific way to make it happen. Just leaving things attached to other things isn't enough - you have to leave them attached to a running thread or class loader. Just letting go is almost always enough.
May
21
revised Why is there no deterministic object destruction in Java?
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May
21
answered Why is there no deterministic object destruction in Java?
Apr
2
comment Primes and multi-threading
There's an excellent article here covering several techniques for multi-threading prime calculation.
Jan
17
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Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
12
answered Fields vs method arguments
Jul
25
comment Maintaining SVN history for a file when merge is done from the dev branch to trunk?
@Sam - that is my point - install Mercurial as well. Clone from SVN, Initialize a Mercurial project from the code and you have the benefits of both. I have to use SVN too.
Jul
25
answered Maintaining SVN history for a file when merge is done from the dev branch to trunk?
Jun
6
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Feb
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Feb
25
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Feb
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Feb
2
accepted Is it time to deprecate synchronized, wait and notify?
Feb
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awarded  Commentator
Feb
1
comment Is it time to deprecate synchronized, wait and notify?
@StephenC - Is there then a slightly less dramatic action we can take that will eventually result in them not being used or taught in college. They clearly should be avoided. I suspect PMD rules - although a good idea - would not reach the teachers very quickly.
Jan
28
revised Programming interview question on Trees
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Jan
28
awarded  Yearling
Jan
28
revised Programming interview question on Trees
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