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Oct
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revised Code that converts a value into a different representation, then converts it back to where it started is bad, but how?
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Oct
23
suggested approved edit on Code that converts a value into a different representation, then converts it back to where it started is bad, but how?
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Sep
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comment What does it mean when some technology is a “standard”?
@Mathew "I've always taken a standard to be a document published from an authoritative source stating how something should be." - I agree with this sentence in your comment, but your answer presently says the term 'standard' refers to the technology itself. (E.g. according to that, Java is a standard, the Java EE 7 spec isn't a standard.) The previous version said the organisations, such as Oracle or W3C, were what 'standard' meant. Your answer needs to be updated to say what you mean here. Written as is, your answer contains misinformation. :(
Sep
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revised What does it mean when some technology is a “standard”?
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Sep
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Aug
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answered What does it mean when some technology is a “standard”?
Feb
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comment Can a scrum master reprimand his team?
To be fair, I read 'yes they can' as a sort of endorsement for doing so too. It doesn't say 'yes they can, but there's a better way' or anything along those lines, though the post eventually seems to suggest as much.
Jan
28
revised Is it a bad idea to return different data types from a single function in a dynamically typed language?
This stuff isn't code, so I've removed the code markup and just added emphasis. Also, linked directly to MainMa's answer for posterity.
Jan
28
revised Is it a bad idea to return different data types from a single function in a dynamically typed language?
This stuff isn't code, so I've removed the code markup and just added italics for technical terminology.
Jan
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Dec
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revised What are some good examples of using pass by name?
herp a derp not really sure what to write here instead of this and I certainly don't agree with three-years-ago me on this matter
Oct
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Jul
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awarded  Scholar
Jul
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accepted Why, in WPF, do we set an object to Stretch via its Alignment properties instead of Width/Height?
Jul
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comment Is fewer lines of code always better?
+1 This is a pretty decent answer and I wonder why it was downvoted.
Jul
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comment Is fewer lines of code always better?
I was not the downvoter, but I'm guessing it's because error checking would be beside the point here: we're assuming we don't need to check for it in this circumstance. I get you're making a separate point that error-checking adding lines of code itself hints that extra lines of code are fine, but in your first sentences you appear to suggest (for argument's sake, I understand) that these statements should be split up and wrapped in their own try/catch blocks or be checked for failure. But there's no call for it here necessarily. That's massive over-engineering!
Jul
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comment Why do most programming languages only support returning a single value from a function?
In some languages, you'd return a vector with the X and Y coordinate, and returning any useful value would count as "success" with exceptions, possibly carrying that useful value, being used for failure.