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Jun
11
comment How to name a method that both performs a task and returns a boolean as a status?
More to the point, apparently it can't be dealt with internally, because the caller still needs to know about. You can wrap in a simpler exception though, like CouldNotDoStuffException.
Jun
11
comment How to name a method that both performs a task and returns a boolean as a status?
@LimboExile how does the inside of the function know that? the caller should try/catch it then.
Jun
8
asked How do references work in R?
May
3
awarded  Yearling
Mar
17
comment I don't program in my spare time. Does that make me a bad developer?
"However, the greatest programmers code during their off-hours as well." You have no evidence for this whatsoever.
Mar
10
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
7
answered Good idea to put bug numbers in a comment in the beginning of the source file?
Feb
7
comment Does this justify goto statements?
@dietbuddha there is cost in violating accepted software coding conventions that should be adequately taken into account. There is cost in increasing the diversity of control structures used in a program even if this control structure may be a good fit for a situation. There is cost in breaking static analysis of code. If this is all still worth it then who am I to argue.
Feb
6
answered Does this justify goto statements?
Feb
6
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
5
comment Design in “mixed” languages: object oriented design or functional programming?
I think the better question is "Is there any clarity or organization you lose by doing it the FP way?"
Jan
13
comment Stacking keywords on top of each other - poor style?
@KonradMorawski fixed (weeks later)
Jan
13
revised Stacking keywords on top of each other - poor style?
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Dec
19
answered Stacking keywords on top of each other - poor style?
Dec
11
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
4
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
7
comment How to design highly scalable web services in Java?
Do you use a framework for the caching layer, or just a bunch of manual hashes on SQL queries?
Sep
3
comment Best way to convincingly evangelize front end best practices to colleagues?
-1 just because this is terrible: "Don't evangelize. Evangelism is marketing." Marketing is the reason I know of many technologies I'm currently using, or "evangelizing," if you prefer. Either way it's a good thing.
Aug
22
revised How to implement a message queue over Redis?
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Aug
8
comment When comparing floats, what do you call the threshold of difference?
-1, Better to learn conventions than avoid them.