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Jul
5
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
2
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.
Jul
2
awarded  Student
Jul
2
asked Why, in WPF, do we set an object to Stretch via its Alignment properties instead of Width/Height?
Oct
17
awarded  Yearling
Aug
19
revised Why don't inherited methods use child properties? (PHP)
Proper indenting and stuff.
Aug
19
suggested approved edit on Why don't inherited methods use child properties? (PHP)
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Apr
30
revised How should “git add /**” work?
Improved formatting
Apr
30
suggested approved edit on How should “git add /**” work?
Apr
18
comment Should a new programmer focus on a single technology until he's proficient at it?
Yes, and that is a problem. If he's writing code he doesn't understand he's halfway to being a copy-paste programmer, and being a programmer who has no idea what he's doing.
Apr
18
answered Should a new programmer focus on a single technology until he's proficient at it?
Apr
5
comment Why do you have to manually type variable names while debugging?
In addition, in Visual Studio, you can place your mouse over a variable name in the code and (if it's in scope) you'll see its value pop up. If it's an object, you'll be able to browse its properties and variables (and those of its base) - so no need to search for the variable in the locals field if you can see it right there in the code.
Mar
30
revised Can a freelancer use agile development?
Post uses markdown properly now
Mar
30
suggested approved edit on Can a freelancer use agile development?
Mar
29
revised creative & complex vs simple and readable
Rolling back a major change that completely affects the entire question for no apparent (or good) reason
Mar
29
suggested approved edit on creative & complex vs simple and readable
Mar
18
comment How to become comfortable with javascript and its libraries(jQuery)?
I'm flagging this as off topic. It is too localized - the question is extremely personal and specific to the asker, being about how he could 'become comfortable' and be productive with Javascript and jQuery, and is not useful to programmers in general.
Mar
6
awarded  Excavator