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Jul
4
awarded  Good Answer
May
20
answered Direct database manipulation an anti-pattern?
May
16
comment What is the responsibility or benefit of a Tokenizer?
Note that there are languages like Perl and C++ where the possible tokens are modified by where you are in the parsing. template<typename X<typename Y>> for example, changes the meaning of '>>' from '>>' to '>' '>'.
May
5
comment How can I hide my signature in a program?
Git allows the commit to set any timestamps that it wants. So I doubt you can rely on a git repo for any sort of evidence.
Apr
30
comment Why do C arrays not keep track of their length?
You have an statement in your question that isn't true. The heap manager does NOT have to track the length of each allocation. A slab allocator only has to know what slab the allocation is in. A 48 byte allocation goes in a 64 byte slab, but it could be 33 bytes or 51 bytes, the manager doesn't care.
Apr
13
answered Is byte stuffing required when using a packet field length
Apr
11
answered When should I *not* use Unicode?
Mar
11
comment How can you decompose a constructor?
I'd have to question if you ever intend to construct Enemy objects in code using literals. If you don't, and I don't see why you would, then build constructors that pull the data from a database interface, or a serialization string, or ...
Feb
27
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
25
awarded  Editor
Jan
30
comment Why should passwords be encrypted if they are being stored in a secure database?
You also want to hash the answers to their password recovery questions. Otherwise those can be used to get into other sites also, just like passwords.
Nov
11
comment Confusion about inheritance
@SamuelAdam: This sounds like a problem with your data store. If SQL use a transaction to safely delete and reinsert the object. Or depending on how it works force it to load ID 1 into a Member object instead of the default Customer. And your in memory objects should allow making a copy. So copy construct a Member from a Customer then write that back to the data store.
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
Sep
5
comment Utilizing a Java Concurrent Utility from a Web App
As an old hardened C/C++ programmer I have to wonder at Java people who import code which has function names longer than the math required to do it inline. ms/1000/60 isn't it?
Aug
28
comment Why do some programmers hate the UI part of the development?
Implementation is grunt work? No, it is puzzle solving. For example, I am currently doing a modification to the guts of a program that parses some data and I want to output a structure that shows where in the original the results came from. So I have to rearrange all of the guts because all the code flattens, whitespace removes, stems and then parses the text before getting results. Doing this in the prettiest way with the fewest layer violations is not exactly grunt work.
Aug
28
comment What are CPU registers?
CPU level-1 cache is often made of the same type of silicon stuff as registers. It is not quite as fast because it needs extra lookups to associate cached addresses with cache locations. But registers and cache are definitely different places on the chips.
May
29
awarded  Nice Answer
May
10
answered Is there any way to get faster at solving bugs? I've just had a warning from my boss
Apr
25
comment How to reject a code review that you believe is unnecessary?
@EuroMicelli: Really? You file an issue/ticket for every change? This amount of process leads to large extensions of estimate times. A test case should be sufficient. Or maybe I misunderstand and a ticket is just a quick entry of "bug on line 17: will fix"
Apr
25
comment How to reject a code review that you believe is unnecessary?
I agree with ZJR. By refusing to review code you are agreeing with it, in my view. If I refused to use code that hadn't been sufficiently reviewed nothing would get done. What am I going to do, hold busy people down and MAKE them look at it? That would be popular wouldn't it? So silence is assent.