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revised How to find local maxima in matrices?
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answered How to find local maxima in matrices?
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answered Two-Dimensional vector in C++ – inefficient with dynamic-sized sub vectors?
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revised How To Become More Comfortable with the Technical Terms
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revised How To Become More Comfortable with the Technical Terms
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answered How To Become More Comfortable with the Technical Terms
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comment Is C a pre-requisite in order to learn C++ effectively?
Mr. Beckett is correct: C is not a prerequisite for learning C++. However, I disagree with Mr. Mittag: knowing C may be an advantage for learning C++, because there are many things about C++ that make no sense except in the context of being derived from C. Different strokes for different folks, I guess -- not everybody learns best in exactly the same way.
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comment Besides polymorphism, what's compelling about OOP?
In particular, C++ has both subtyping OOP and ad-hoc templates with duck-typing. They are frequently useful in combination; and when they are not, it is generally clear which is most appropriate for a given problem.
Apr
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comment Besides polymorphism, what's compelling about OOP?
They can be used to solve many of the same problems. So can hammers and screwdrivers.
Apr
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answered Besides polymorphism, what's compelling about OOP?
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revised Does a programming language have to be compiled to be considered a programming language?
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revised Does a programming language have to be compiled to be considered a programming language?
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answered Does a programming language have to be compiled to be considered a programming language?
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answered How can I say that programming language compiles to other languages?
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answered strategies for dealing with machine epsilon
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comment UTF-16 Pitfalls, Chinese
Your understanding is incorrect. You do not need to use UTF-16 everywhere. UTF-8 represents all Unicode characters, is more appropriate for a web app, and is arguably less likely to have Chinese-specific breakage than UTF-16.