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Nov
7
comment Did the developers of Java consciously abandon RAII?
C++/CLI (.NET) has garbage collection as well as RAII... I wonder if it is unique among languages in that way.
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Nov
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comment Did the developers of Java consciously abandon RAII?
First of all Java's "finalize" is non-deterministic... it is not the equivalent of C#'s "dispose" or of C++'s destructors... also, C++ also has a garbage collector if you use .NET
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comment Did the developers of Java consciously abandon RAII?
@maple_shaft, exactly my point! That is the advantage of C++ that I am addressing in this question. In C# you need to enclose resources in "using"... in C++ you do not.
Nov
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asked Did the developers of Java consciously abandon RAII?
Oct
19
comment Purely technical reasons for PHP as a first choice?
@EmmadKareem, right... the point of my question is... taking all that into consideration, what is the advantage of PHP, if any, for any specific type of project
Oct
18
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18
comment Purely technical reasons for PHP as a first choice?
@EmmadKareem, agreed... so lay out for me a specific type of system where the needs would recommend PHP as a first choice
Oct
18
comment Purely technical reasons for PHP as a first choice?
@Renesis, ok, to take hosting provider out of it, let's assume I'm hosting the new system on my own server which has nothing pre-installed, and I can install anything I want on it.
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comment Purely technical reasons for PHP as a first choice?
@Renesis, yes, because the spirit of my question implies that choosing a hosting provider would be for technical reasons only (not cost, convenience, existing environment, etc)
Oct
18
comment Purely technical reasons for PHP as a first choice?
@delnan... library and tool support is valid, provided it is an advantage over all other languages
Oct
18
asked Purely technical reasons for PHP as a first choice?
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Oct
7
comment Why the scorn for COBOL?
"lack of support to Windows like interface".... what about netcobol.com/products/Fujitsu-NetCOBOL-for-.NET/overview
Oct
7
answered What assumptions / disclaimers should be included with a software estimate?
Sep
18
answered Is it bad practice to use short-circuit evaluation instead of an if clause?
Sep
14
comment Is “Hiring only the Best” a really practical advice for normal desktop application programming?
Not to quibble... but the "average" doctor, who has performed hundreds or thousands of that type of surgery might be preferable to the Dean of the medical school who may have more knowledge but not nearly the experience