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Dec
13
comment Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed?
The linear scale graph cuts off the y-axis label which says what quantity it is plotting. I guess it probably would be "time in seconds", same as the logarithmic scale. It's worth fixing.
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comment Should you fix preexisting defects while working on something else?
If a user finds a bug, how often are they annoyed at your product and your company, but don't report it to you? I'm guessing a high percentage.
Feb
28
comment Does anyone prefer proportional fonts?
A related challenge is how you deal with Japanese or Chinese characters in source code (comments, strings). They really need to be double-width for readability, but that messes with several monospace assumptions.
Oct
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comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
I would want to ask: Define "equal".
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accepted How could I hire a programmer to add a small feature to an OSS project?
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asked How could I hire a programmer to add a small feature to an OSS project?
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comment Should UTF-16 be considered harmful?
I didn't quite get your comment on UTF-8 and surrogate pairs. Surrogate pairs is only a concept that is meaningful in the UTF-16 encoding, right? Perhaps code that converts directly from UTF-16 encoding to UTF-8 encoding might get this wrong, and in that case, the problem is incorrectly reading the UTF-16, not writing the UTF-8. Is that right?