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May
15
comment How to avoid “DO YOU HAZ TEH CODEZ” situations?
I had a similar situation but the asker would do a round-robin of other devs "I've got this far, can you help with the next bit"... After sitting him down and having a frank discussion, he admitted he only wanted enough time in the job on his CV to go for a ministerial position in S. Africa... He even asked me for a LinkedIn recommendation when he left the company!
Oct
23
comment Why aren't there explicit access modifiers in Python:
@keppla That just means that the implementation is questionable, it doesn't mean it's the way it should be.
Oct
1
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Oct
1
comment Definition of distribute in relation to the GPLv3
Thanks for the detail, after seeing your comments on the OP, I found details of the loophole. In the interests of "not being an a$$hole", I'm willing (nay eager) to provide enhancements we make to the library back to the community, but I can't quite justify giving away 3500+ hours of paid developer time for the use of a library method. In any case, thanks - I appreciate the clarification.
Oct
1
accepted Definition of distribute in relation to the GPLv3
Oct
1
comment Using GPL libraries without modification on a commercial website, do I need to make my source code available?
Is that also true of vanilla GPLv3?
Oct
1
comment Definition of distribute in relation to the GPLv3
Thanks for the links. Just to explain it with a sledgehammer... Executing it is okay as long as the source itself isn't given away?
Oct
1
asked Definition of distribute in relation to the GPLv3
Aug
14
comment How to architect a P2P application
@CodeCaster I'm starting to think you're stalking me ;)
Aug
14
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Aug
14
comment How to architect a P2P application
@svidgen Good catch, I was going to make the question a little bigger but changed my mind so I should remove that tag. Thanks
Aug
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Aug
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May
30
comment Why is heap size fixed on JVMs?
For the reactions you were looking for, simply mosey along to the sun bug tracker... eg here, here and here. Read those and feel the indignant rage :)
May
29
comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
@WinstonEwert So now we need to run the whole set of unit tests to find a typo...
May
29
comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
I'd kill to have decent .Net-level intellisense in PyDev. Unfortunately, 99% of the time, PyDev doesn't know what type it's dealing with (and even if it does, what properties/methods that type may have are impossible to determine) which means I spend an inrdinate amount of time remembering/typing names ala customer.addresses.objects.. And @ErikReppen Smooth argument - people who disagree with you must be cowards
May
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