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Mar
8
comment What is the value proposition of “build, release, run”?
@kojiro Would it be possible to make "the code" the file(s) and symlink(s) if they don't exist? Once that's in place, you can then ensure that in integration tests.
Mar
3
comment Why do teams still insist on a code-styling policy?
If you look at the Google style guides, most of them deal with "how to name things", "what features should you use", "how should you structure your code into files", ... and a very small amount involve actual "put these spaces, use this indentation, braces go here..."
Mar
2
answered If I create a desktop application using Tkinter, PyGTK or PyGame does my app have to be open source?
Mar
2
answered Why are eval-like features considered evil, in contrast to other possibly harmful features?
Mar
1
answered Testing strategies for interpreter language parser
Feb
26
comment Will a computer attempt to divide by zero?
For floating point, the choice between "NaN" and "trap" is usually settable by flipping flags in the FPU.
Feb
17
answered Why don't empty iterables in python raise Exceptions when you try to iterate over them
Feb
12
comment What was the first language that allowed a class to contain a member of it's own type
Yep, that's why I said "more limited example" (if your only type is "thing", any reference is naturally recursive). Simula had something looking very much like the modern notion of classes and inheritance, so if you're interested in computer language in general, it's probably worth looking into from multiple points of view.
Feb
12
comment What was the first language that allowed a class to contain a member of it's own type
It ("pointer to object of same type") was definitely present in Simula 67 (released in 1968) and probably available in Simula I (released in 1962). A slightly more limited example would be lists in Lisp (released 1958).
Feb
10
answered Why aren't there more multi natural language programming languages?
Feb
8
answered Connecting directly to another computer knowing only the MAC address?
Feb
5
revised Word game algorithm
Added small space optimisation.
Feb
5
comment Word game algorithm
More space-efficient, for sure (you're trading an M-character string for a single character and a small-ish integer)
Feb
5
answered Word game algorithm
Jan
14
comment Is it effective to review code in language I don't know?
@BЈовић Nope, it's not the worst you can find, but it is pretty close to "the smallest thing found that is still worthwhile".
Jan
14
comment Is it effective to review code in language I don't know?
@BЈовић And if the only comment is of the form "wouldn't variable flugh be better named bloops, as you have typed it as a bloop and it's an array?" ?
Dec
31
comment Does it make sense to use the term “Space Leak” with regard to Java?
I tend to use one of "unintentional liveness" (there's one or more references to an object, keeping it live, even though it is no longer needed) or "GC bug" (if the object is no longer reachable, but still cannot be collected).
Dec
13
reviewed Reject What is the history of why bytes are eight bits?
Nov
27
answered Should I use TDD and BDD if my project is changing fast?
Nov
18
answered Is measuring the binary size of a c++ program a good indication of code complexity? Or something else?