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Aug
14
comment What is the use of MSB and LSB?
@JörgWMittag great answer! But to play Devil's advocate, there is arguably the disadvantage for a right-handed person that they would be more likely to smudge if they write right-to-left with a quill and ink, no?
Jul
27
revised Why does C# have both out and ref?
ref
Jul
27
comment Why does C# have both out and ref?
I have no questions. I just think that the final paragraph of your answer was a bit misleading; I have edited, hope the change is OK with you.
Jul
27
comment Why does C# have both out and ref?
Sorry, not seeing it in your sentence. You said out doesn't require you to initialize the variable before you pass it into the function. I don't see any mention of any requirements regarding what happens inside the function, and how they differ from ref which doesn't have any such requirements.
Jul
27
comment Why does C# have both out and ref?
That's not the only difference : out does require you to assign something to the variable within the function, otherwise it's a compile error.
Jul
11
comment How can I create a RESTful-style website if HTML forms only allow to use GET and POST?
@JayMee religious objections, from those who feel that if you're not using PUT, DELETE, etc., your API is wrong
Jul
10
comment How to safeguard a REST API for only trusted mobile applications
@PunithRaj exactly, I covered that in the second paragraph. "Nothing I am going to suggest will allow you to guarantee that someone doesn't reverse-engineer your client and abuse your REST API. But it should put a barrier in front of any casual attempts."
Jun
9
comment In a resume, what all constitutes a Programming Language
@BenjaminCutler in the universe of a grumpy dev lead who doesn't think non-general-purpose programming languages are "real" programming languages.
Mar
15
comment I've been told HTML is a markup language, C++ is a programming language, what could make that difference?
@TomAu I think so. I think you'd get a lot more arguments about whether something is pornography or erotic art than you would about whether something is a programming language or not. I'm not aware of any formal research though. :-)
Mar
8
comment Can you “stop” a C program from being reverse engineered?
@Archimedix - but there's probably someone out there who is twice as smart as you and CAN reverse-engineer and debug your code 😊
Feb
22
comment How to respond to a rude bug report?
Ignore the bad attitude, don't feed the trolls, but investigate the bug as you would any other bug report; triage it appropriately, and allocate effort to fixing it according to its severity.
Jan
6
comment What are 4th & 5th programming language generations? Are there more of them?
Like Pieter B, I don't think the concept is particularly relevant in this day and age. I believe that at the time it was formulated, there was an expectation that we would largely move away from general purpose 3GLs quite quickly.
Oct
28
revised Eliminating choices of programming languages?
spelling fix
Oct
28
comment Eliminating choices of programming languages?
The question which overrides all others is "which language is the team most familiar, comfortable and experienced with?". The only time you should choose a language other than that one is when the primary goal of the development is to broaden your skills, and the actual resulting product is only a secondary goal.
Oct
3
answered When does it make sense to compile my own language to C code first?
Oct
2
revised Debug symbols change application execution
typo
Sep
30
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Sep
30
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Aug
19
comment In the days of modern computing, in 'typical business apps' - why does performance matter?
It's nice that with so much moving into cloud-hosting situations, you can see how much you're actually paying for power. For instance we use Amazon RDS for database. The difference between the largest and second-largest instance is approx. $3500 per year. That's a number that you can look at and judge whether or not it's worth a lot of programmer time to optimize.
Jul
27
comment Why do executables depend on the OS but not on the CPU?
@KilianFoth: yes, and it's the specific OS that the question was asked about.