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Programming enthusiast.

Engineer since by first heartbeats.


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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
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comment Programming languages classification / taxonomy
@ViliamBúr: you summed it up pretty well.
Jan
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comment Programming languages classification / taxonomy
@Villam Bur : thanks but you are replying to another question, which would be "what are the various programming langage paradigms about ?" What I am asking is : how is it possible to quantify how much a given language is of such & such type. And what are the different possible characteristics of a programming language.
Jan
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comment Programming languages classification / taxonomy
@JoachimSauer: interesting. Would you see any means of 'quantifying' each of those classification dimensions ? Can the typing degree of various languages be compared ?
Jan
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comment Programming languages classification / taxonomy
@Joachim Sauer: Definitely right. I will remove it to make the question more focused.
Jan
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revised Programming languages classification / taxonomy
Removed "compiled", as it is a language implementation related feature.
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asked Programming languages classification / taxonomy
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awarded  Editor
Aug
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revised What is the Mars Curiosity Rover's software built in?
BAE systems
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suggested approved edit on What is the Mars Curiosity Rover's software built in?
Jul
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comment Who created the idea(s) of the first loop constructs?
Please give more references (earliest date, earliest musical notation to feature loop / repeat constructs)
Jul
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comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
@Francesco: I understand your point too. Haven't read Joel's post, but I'll take a look at it ! Cheers.
Jul
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comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
@Francesco: daring to rewrite (I would rather say redesign) code that has grown over 20 years, like sediments, full of technical debt and 'history-laziness'-guided-design, requires courage & determination for sure. But a fresh analysis by people who did not necessarily code the original version can sometimes be done surprisingly fast with modern techniques (when you combine all the best practices mentioned by haylem in his reply below). If that code has lived for 20 years, it will live for a long time, and would definitely benefit from a revamped design, for the evolutions to come.
Jul
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comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
@Francesco: so you actually Have seen the code you are talking about. :) Fine with me.
Jul
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comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
@Francesco: could you elaborate on the reasons / principles that make you think that the full rewrite would be a nonsense ? You seem to suggest that your assertion is code-independent. Neither you or I have seen the actual code, analyzed its structure...
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