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Nov
18
comment I use an IDE (Eclipse) to develop software. Why should I switch to vim or emacs?
+1 for good explanation of strong points and purpose of emacs and vi
Nov
17
comment how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
@MarkJ: I've seen that article. Just to be clear, I'm certainly not advocating: "I see from your resume that you know Haskell and Common Lisp. Welcome aboard." It should go without saying that some evidence of competence and achievement would be required. So let's ask another question: what evidence do you have that more than 1% of Haskell and Common Lisp programmers are in the "Smart but don't Get Things Done" set?
Nov
17
comment how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
@MarkJ: Are you suggesting that there are programmers competent in Haskell or Common Lisp who are for some reason unable to get things done?
Nov
16
comment Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
In that case, you may want to consult a lawyer. Good luck.
Nov
16
answered Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
Nov
13
answered Haskell AND Lisp vs. Haskell OR Lisp
Nov
12
comment How can a Right-Brainer Deal with Massive Left-Brainer Code?
@Carson63000: Your comment would make a good answer.
Nov
11
comment Egoless programming, is it possible or even desirable
+1: do the right thing without attachment to the result
Nov
11
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Nov
11
revised What are some things you have read that inspired and guided you as a programmer?
edited tags
Nov
11
answered How would you design a programming language?
Nov
11
comment What are the drawbacks of Python?
+1, except that the strait-jacket isn't as tight as it used to be.
Nov
11
answered What are some things you have read that inspired and guided you as a programmer?
Nov
10
comment Divisional/Sectional comments, good or bad?
+1: I always prefer refactoring that removes the need for a comment.
Nov
10
comment Would you fork an open source project because it's “poorly managed”
+1. It leaves the option of merging the changes back, doesn't step on any toes, but still lets you get done what you need.
Nov
10
comment How do open source projects maintain quality?
+1 for "most don't. In both cases, open and closed source."
Nov
9
answered What's a nice explanation for pointers?
Nov
9
revised how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
added reference to negative perceptions about Haskell and Common Lisp
Nov
9
comment how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
@Peter: That's a great point, and I'll have to work that into my answer. Common Lisp and Haskell are both not only less well-known, but have undeservedly bad reputations among the people who do know of them.
Nov
9
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