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Oct
13
comment Why aren't VM languages compiled just once?
@vemv compiling at runtime allows the VM to specialize the machine instructions for your particular hardware
Oct
13
comment Why does the instruction “do” require a “while”?
what about the word "do" implies an infinite loop?
Oct
13
comment Basic Objective-C Questions
Do you have an obj-c compiler? Why not try it yourself?
Oct
7
comment Coding convention question about AS3 duplicate variable definition
the way i usually solved this was by putting the different loops into their own methods
Oct
7
awarded  Commentator
Sep
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
13
comment Why doesn't git merge adjacent lines without conflict?
its also very likely that C depends on B, so a naive merge may be troublesome even if git "knows how" to do it
Oct
25
comment Why don't research papers that mention custom software release the source code?
This being said, try asking the researchers! Sometimes they will provide you with source code.
Sep
30
comment Heredoc or an external template file in my bash script - how it affects readibility/maintanance?
For simple scripts I'd recommend just keeping it together in one file. If something is large enough that bash is becoming cumbersome you should probably look into using something like Python or Perl.
Sep
27
comment When to use C over C++, and C++ over C?
@sbi Do you have a citation? Are you saying that C++ programs usually use less memory than C? Of cource C++ programs can use less memory, but that's why I said usually.
Sep
27
comment When to use C over C++, and C++ over C?
@sbi Because C++ programs tend to use more memory than C counterparts.
Sep
27
comment When to use C over C++, and C++ over C?
The only thing I would add to this is that C can be the only option when you are faced with draconian memory limitations.
Jul
5
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
1
comment Any standards for naming variables in for loops (instead of i,j,k)
don't use l its very confusing!
Dec
28
awarded  Supporter
Dec
22
answered Will correctness proofs of code ever go mainstream?
Dec
13
awarded  Teacher
Dec
12
answered Should I provide synonyms in an API?