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comment call a non GPL-Program from a GPL program via fork
I removed my answer claiming it to be fine, the GPL has caveats about intertwinedness I had missed.
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comment Implementing redundant GIT backup scheme
@DocBrown Indeed, that's the point that I wanted to get through in some way, doing the same incorrect thing to multiple repositories just gets you more of the same breakage.
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comment Implementing redundant GIT backup scheme
@DocBrown Can you get GitHub/Bitbucket to restore your repository to a previous state when you manage to irrecoverably ruin parts of it? Backups for the purpose of unscrewing legitimate changes are distinct from resilient storage that happily takes any change you throw at it.
Apr
11
comment What is the common name for the BO Layer
If you invent terms, please document them in a glossary.
Mar
18
comment Should <= and >= be avoided when using integers, such as in a For loop?
Please be very careful when teaching about floating point values. You don't want to propagate the impression that they're unstable and mysterious.
Mar
17
comment Best Practice for masking Credit Card informations in Web Api 2
Why are you seeing this instead of your payment processor, is a question you ought to ask yourself.
Feb
4
comment Efficient way in comparing two lists
@DavidPacker Are you suggesting to query for all records, do the filtering on the application side, and inserting the new ones? That's race-prone (in the case of multiple instances) and very costly as the number of elements in the database grows.
Feb
4
comment Efficient way in comparing two lists
Do you need to do any additional work in the application with the duplicates, or can you simply attempt to insert all entries and let the database reject the duplicates by virtue of unique constraints?
Feb
3
comment How does the base class non-virtual function get called when derived class object is assigned to base class?
I had hoped that this question was about slicing on assignment, but it seems that you've conflated pointers and objects.
Jan
31
comment How to guarantee web script execution sequence/order or not parallels queues
The universal truth of any distributed system is that wall time is not global and is not unique. If you want more guarantees with regard to ordering, you need to implement more coordinated ordering schemes.
Jan
18
comment Where is the class itself stored at runtime to be used as a reference
The OP may be used to prototype-based languages like JavaScript, where there is a master template that new objects are cloned from. Consider this in answers.
Jan
6
comment Is it true that calling _exit() instead of exit() won't prevent static destructors from being called?
@Frank Answers have no order, they're shuffled around to let good ones bubble up.
Nov
24
comment How can I handle errors in functions
Unless it's the name of a product, you should probably spell 'business' right.
Nov
5
comment Would it be possible to transfer an HTML file using a protocol different from HTTP?
Interestingly enough and very tangentially, if there is enough information in the client-initiated handshake to identify the kind of connection, you can have multiple services on a single port by having a program that disambiguates and forwards the connection to the right kind of protocol handler. ZNC uses this to have the WebAdmin UI and the IRC bouncer on the same user-defined port.
Nov
4
comment Readme.txt vs. README.txt
I've always thought that all-uppercase was a form of emphasis, much like how you have the sections of uppercase in legalese.
Oct
20
comment DirectX11: Where exactly does the buffer swapping happen in the 'Swap Chain'?
This question may be more on-topic on gamedev.stackexchange.com .
Oct
12
comment Are Windows 10 app services only useful in enterprise environments?
If not required to launch the app at all, it sounds like a great way to have optional added value from having multiple co-operating apps deployed on a system. Examples would be things like a game letting the user select from music the user owns could be enhanced by using app services from popular media streaming services if they have the app deployed, or using a limited interface to a social media app to do social integration in an interactive application.
Sep
6
comment Git repo with lots of medium-sized images?
@toniedzwiedz If you interpret the question as an X-Y problem, then suggesting solutions outside of the question box may make sense.
Aug
28
comment C++ serialization design review
@Snowman I did not notice that comment as I observed the problem in the actual code. The problem with "example code" is that neophytes will copy, paste, and mislearn from it. It should not be.
Aug
27
comment C++ serialization design review
For the love of sanity, don't using namespace std in interface code, and preferably don't do it in implementation code either. There's so many names in the standard namespace that may conflict with your names, either resulting in shadowing, accidental overloads or your code performing illegal specialization or otherwise causing ODR violations. Use type aliases or explicit qualification.