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Mar
29
comment What can be done to programming languages to avoid floating point pitfalls?
@David, "very few computers having any sort of hardware decimal instructins?" I guess you are not familiar with mainframes which have had BCD for many decades
Mar
29
comment What can be done to programming languages to avoid floating point pitfalls?
@vartec, when was the last time you used 1/3 in a BUSINESS application? Decimal solves all problems in BUSINESS arithmetic
Mar
28
comment What can be done to programming languages to avoid floating point pitfalls?
OK, then I ask instead... why didn't the C standard library have any decimal arithmetic?
Mar
28
answered What can be done to programming languages to avoid floating point pitfalls?
Mar
28
comment What can be done to programming languages to avoid floating point pitfalls?
It's not an int... it's a Decimal... making it an "int" and writing all the parsing and formatting code yourself is unnecessary... Decimal does that for you
Mar
8
asked Best way for a technical manager to stay up to date on technology
Feb
18
comment Does Microsoft really offer “support”?
Did you try asking in online forums, email lists or IRC channels when you had your open source issues?
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
15
comment Does Microsoft really offer “support”?
However, the partners do not have the ability to fix bugs
Feb
14
asked Does Microsoft really offer “support”?
Feb
3
comment Dealing with frustration when things don't work
Sometimes just writing the question will lead to the solution
Jan
26
comment Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
I think they should use "the standard text editor'... gnu.org/fun/jokes/ed.msg
Jan
12
comment Can a programming language make you happy?
That would not work at all... you need to change the first line to: Application=NaturalLanguage.read("/RequirementsSpecification.doc").ConvertTo(cli‌​ent.ReallyNeeds())
Jan
12
comment Can a programming language make you happy?
Nothing makes you happy or makes you sad... things happen... you determine how you react to it
Jan
12
comment Standards for how developers work on their own workstations
@Developer Art, not to rub salt in your wound, but there are other scenarios that you may have anticipated, such as a hardware failure, or your own fat fingers, which would have indicated backing up your work in some way
Jan
12
asked How to improve my email communication
Jan
11
comment Standards for how developers work on their own workstations
@DeveoperArt, what do you mean "not using that option"? You mean there was no way for you to just create a branch on your own? Did they somehow disable branching? I've never heard of that possibility. Even so, you could have created your own "git" (or even "svn") repository on your own local machine (perhaps backed up to Dropbox or a network drive) without involving anyone else. I just can't relate personally to working on something for 2 months (or even 2 hours, really) whether "important" or not, and having only 1 copy of it.
Jan
11
asked Why a write-enable ring?
Jan
11
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
Comment on every statment??!! Was this assembly language?