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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.
Mar
1
awarded  Informed
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
Sep
7
comment What are the most known arbitrary precision arithmetic implementation approaches?
@keykeeper: BigDecimal is a BigInteger with an offset.
Sep
5
comment Best Method of function parameter validation
I agree with Glen. Try Java. It isn't bad, really. It may be quite a change from PHP, but better in almost every way.
Aug
27
comment Emacs/Vim/Vi - do they have a place in modern software development ecosystem?
@Oleksi: If you invested the same time in learning vim you can use it to edit any text file. With the IDE you can edit, oooh, C++ or C#. Or maybe Java. If you want to edit Ruby, Python, Haskell, Ocaml or Apache config files you are out of luck.
Aug
27
comment Emacs/Vim/Vi - do they have a place in modern software development ecosystem?
The IDEs are SOOOOO sophisticated that you can get lost in trying to figure out why the indentation settings are different in the editor window for resolving SVN conflicts than the window for editing C++ code. After five minutes you could have spent coding you finally figure out there's no way to do it an then spend extra time replacing tabs with spaces manually.
Aug
27
comment Emacs/Vim/Vi - do they have a place in modern software development ecosystem?
This is an excellent point. Your IDE may be good at one, maybe even two things. I have yet to meet the IDE that is worth configuring for every type of file I edit. When I take a quick whack at a PHP file I am not going to waste time configuring an IDE for PHP.
Jun
15
comment Setters or constructor for many variables?
@JarrodRoberson: Then it needs a GUI binding. Or it needs a HTML POST binding. Seriously, what would it use a constructor for?
Jun
14
answered Setters or constructor for many variables?
Jun
14
comment C# foreach improvements?
@FabricioAraujo: Surely C# for loops don't require a count. As far as I know they are just the same as C's for loops, which means you can use any boolean value to end the loop. Such as a check for the end of the enumeration when MoveNext returns false.
Jun
11
comment Is it ok to replace optimized code with readable code?
@DaveE: I think I agree more with the guy you work with than you. If I'm not allowed to fix stuff that is slow for absolutely no good reason I will go insane. If I see a line of C++ that repeatedly uses the + operator to assemble a string, or code that opens and reads /dev/urandom every time through the loop just because someone forgot to set a flag, then I fix it. By being fanatical about this I have managed to keep speeds up, when other people would have let it slide one microsecond at a time.
Jun
7
answered C++ and system exceptions
Jun
7
answered Logging errors caused by exceptions deep in the application
May
24
comment Dependency injection: How to sell it
So much agreement! I really really hate DI configuration files and the effect it has on tracking program flow. The entire thing turns into "spooky action at a distance" with no apparent connections between pieces. When it becomes easier to read code in a debugger than in source files, something is truly wrong.
May
22
comment Should we avoid object creation in Java?
"Free JVM heap memory doesn't give you anything just sitting there anyway." -- Not to your program, no. The rest of the system hates your program and wishes it would die so it can stop swapping.