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comment Are there other style sheet languages than CSS?
Well... if you gonna go wikipedia... why not look at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stylesheet_languages ?
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comment Are there other style sheet languages than CSS?
Don't know about languages (other than SCSS and LESS that compile to CSS), but stylesheets as a concept exist in many word processors (Open Office and variants, MS Word).
Apr
8
comment Why are large amounts of magic numbers acceptable in CSS and SVGs?
@BenjaminGruenbaum - still not a standard and not cross-browser. And certainly wasn't in CSS until very recently.
Apr
7
comment Why are large amounts of magic numbers acceptable in CSS and SVGs?
@CodesInChaos - yeah I know. But currently... there are none.
Apr
7
comment Why are large amounts of magic numbers acceptable in CSS and SVGs?
Does CSS have variables? Does SVG?
Feb
12
comment Why are triggers seen as a last resort to solve multiple paths in cascading deletes?
+1 - I don't like using triggers as they are usually hidden. It isn't clear they are there so need to be hunted for.
Feb
8
comment Any reason to continue using plain strings in ES2015?
You seem to ignore that javascript evolved as a scripting language for the web - it had to interoperate with HTML. In particular - with how attribute quoting works. It still does, even if not in every environment it is used.
Dec
30
comment Is it the same to say “instantiate a class” and “instantiate an object”? “Instantiate a class” does not mean creating a new class?
What is an object an instance of?
Dec
17
comment How to refer to ByRef and ByVal in a dropdown label?
I already have one, happy to give you this one...
Dec
14
comment Why is UML not used in most free software (e.g. on Linux)?
What are the benefits of using UML? What are the downsides of using UML?
Dec
11
comment In C#, what is the benefit of assigning a class variable to an interface variable before calling any methods?
How is ClassDHO implemented? That is are there interface methods there that are implemented as InterfaceDHO.<some method> (aka Explicit Interface Implementation)?
Sep
29
comment If Java allows immutable classes, then why cannot it be used as a functional language
Functions as first class objects is another major feature of functional languages. Are they, in Java?
Sep
18
comment If I want to build an application to transfer files between client and server, does it have to use port 21?
Is your application going to use this protocol (FTP)? If not, it shouldn't use the port reserved for that protocol.
Sep
8
comment Why do we have to wait for I/O?
"while it could just do something else" - such as? It needs to work with data. If that data isn't in the CPU L1 cache, it needs to fetch it from the L2 cache. If not in the L2 cache, it needs to fetch from the L3 (if it has one). If it isn't at all on the on die caches, it needs to access main memory. If not in main memory... in needs to access the HDD.
May
11
comment Is there any point in preventing developers from having a local copy of the database in their machine?
Consider the cost of a developer hour. Then calculate the cost of slowing your developers down ;)
Apr
30
comment What is the “->” symbol called?
Well, the point was that it isn't easy to type λ on non-Greek keyboards... so that character can't be used ;)
Apr
30
comment What is the “->” symbol called?
Say the computer doesn't use the Greek Language code page, but the Hebrew one? 229 would be a Sigma (and no Lambda to be seen). Also - extended ascii (8 bit) is not ascii (7 bit).
Apr
30
comment What is the “->” symbol called?
How do you type λ in ascii?
Mar
4
comment Team member questioning moving from VBA to C#
How do you version the VBA code (or C# code, for that matter)? That is, ensure everyone (every workbook) has the latest version (with bug fixes, enhancements etc...)?
Feb
19
comment Why html entity names for characters like ¥ € ¢ © ®
Who said it is required?