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Been and done many things. Finds it interesting that on here if you say anything that does not fit into the "linux is wonderful, can do no wrong, and will rule the world" you tend to provoke an argument.


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Jan
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answered Finding a Pre-Written Software License
Jan
27
comment Is the 'finally' portion of a 'try … catch … finally' construct even necessary?
Which sounds like a work around. Conceptually finally is cleaner. Though I must confess to rarely using it.
Jan
27
comment Can I use GPL software in a commercial application
@Deduplicator: One could of course put things on a public server. But remember it needs to be kept up to date (that is YOUR OBLIGATION), which means means that you need to have a PERSON regularly snapshot and/or separate things from your source control (after all you don't want public access to your entire proprietary source control do you?). Every change needs to be reflected into that public link thing. See... nothing is free.
Jan
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comment Can I use GPL software in a commercial application
@Aquarius Power: Grey area. Perhaps it is OK. I am not a lawyer. I suggest you get legal advice.
Nov
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comment How Best Can I Use Git When My Employer Uses VSS?
Oh dear oh dear. Now there is a disfunctional workplace!
Nov
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awarded  Guru
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revised Can I use GPL software in a commercial application
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Nov
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comment How Best Can I Use Git When My Employer Uses VSS?
Fighting what your employer does won't win friends, and is unlikely to influence people. Either try and make a case for change (and if you lose, accept that with good grace); or accept that opinions differ. This is a WORKPLACE which has much more going on in it than personal preferences. Part of being in a workplace is accepting that there are some things you can't change.
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Necromancer
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
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answered Converting our Windows Software to the web
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comment CS subjects that an undergraduate must know
Sadly not really. This was the 1980's and its all hand written papers. There's a lot of scanning there. A good introductory text (now an oldie but a goodie) was "Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs". There. I'm showing my age!
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Jul
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answered When I test out the difference in time between shifting and multiplying in C, there is no difference. Why?
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comment When I test out the difference in time between shifting and multiplying in C, there is no difference. Why?
The compiler recognizes constants that are powers of 2.... and converts to shifts. Not all constants can be changed into shifts.
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comment Can I use GPL software in a commercial application
I worked out a long time ago there is no such thing as free, and no such thing as a 5 minute job. Every distraction, every task has a cost - both in doing it and in opportunity cost. Example above, task is about 30 - 45 mins of human effort consumed. Opportunity cost effectively doubles that. Calling it about an hour is roughly right for most people most of the time. If you seriously think these kind of tasks can be done for free, you'll winder why your boss is always bleating about cost overruns too.