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I know about C, CS, CSS, and so on.


Jul
29
comment Why was the first compiler written before the first interpreter?
I always assumed that, since the very concept of assemblers and compilers and interpreters didn't exist at first, it all had to be invented from the ground up. So the first idea was to take human-readable text and have that translate into machine code (i.e. assemblers and compilers), which was only natural, since computers can only run machine code! And the idea of "take human readable text and do what it says" came later.
Jul
15
comment Is it a good idea to “#define me (*this)”?
@ThomasEding In BЈовић's defense, he did say *this. (with a period) rather than just *this in general.
Jul
15
comment Is it a good idea to “#define me (*this)”?
Your answer is not different from "defines are evil".
Jul
7
comment How does the “Fourth Dimension” work with arrays?
@Questionmark Just replace the fr in the URL with en. But anyway, I still don't understand where the original question came from. Why would an array with 4 subscripts be more difficult than one with 3 subscripts? I mean, why 3 versus 4? The question would have made more sense to me if you asked how 2-dimensional arrays work; computer memory is 1-dimensional after all.
Dec
17
comment Is XHTML5 dead or is it just an synonym of HTML5?
Maybe I'm a bit late, but how is XHTML 1.1 unusable compared to 1.0? If anything, its DTD contains more elements. Unless you're talking about framesets and things like that?
Dec
17
comment Is XHTML5 dead or is it just an synonym of HTML5?
@ErikReppen but you'll lose the benefit of entity references like  
Jul
4
awarded  Informed
Mar
28
comment Would it make sense to use objects (instead of primitive types) for everything in C++?
@Max typedeffing the doubles does absolutely nothing to solve the OP's problem.
Mar
28
comment Would it make sense to use objects (instead of primitive types) for everything in C++?
And I think it's because primitive types are simple, straightforward, fast, sleek and efficient. Now in the OP's example, it's definitely a good idea to introduce some new classes. But the answer to the title question (where it says "everything") is a resounding no!
Feb
2
comment My most cherished dream project seems to resemble a product that already exists. What shall I do?
Which one of these is your question? What do you want us to say?
Jan
23
comment Is using unit tests to tell a story a good idea?
I think it's a matter of taste. Personally I use the name of whatever I test with _test appended and use comments to note what results I expect. If it's a personal project, find some style you feel comfortable with and stick to that.
Jan
16
comment I hate one of our coding standards and it drives me insane, how to process it?
@MikeWeller Ha, you're funny.
Jan
16
comment I hate one of our coding standards and it drives me insane, how to process it?
Not sure where the "Microsoft IDE" comment comes from. The VS simply uses the rules you tell it to use; nothing to do with paradigms! If you hadn't said that, I'd have found it much easier to sympathise.
Dec
29
comment Is a day really 24 hours long?
@LuciferSam I didn't downvote, but one reason I could imagine is that the OP says today is 13 December. That indicates a lack of research!
Dec
6
comment Practical Usage Of Structures in c#
@jk Yes, but that question has also been answered already! (See list to the right.)
Dec
6
answered Practical Usage Of Structures in c#
Dec
2
comment Override methods should call base method?
I mean the choice between using virtual or not is a different decision, for a different situation, than the choice of calling the base method in the derived one. I don't see how the one decision influences the other.
Dec
2
answered Override methods should call base method?
Nov
30
comment What's the difference between VBA and VB Script?
Also, VBScript is the language used in classic ASP webpages and is more comparable with things like PHP.
Oct
24
comment Is there an established convention for separating Windows file names in a string?
Another established convention is to enclose names with awkward characters in quotes, so your scanning routine can simply fetch all the chars in between without the need to check for separators. (This fails, of course, for names that contain quotes).