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Nov
19
comment Writing generic code when your target is a C compiler
Did you know that the standard C library qsort() function is already polymorphic, using a completely different technique?
Nov
14
comment What did people do before templates in C++?
Does this technique have a name? Perhaps "X-Macros"?
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
comment Why hasn't a faster, “better” language than C come out?
@poundifdef People have been able to return a struct containing multiple values in the C language for decades. It's part of ANSI C, also called C89. (You could only return one value, in the earliest K&R C compilers).
Jul
3
comment How does the “Fourth Dimension” work with arrays?
@ColtonAllen: Could you ask that as an independent question?
Feb
28
awarded  Informed
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Jul
6
comment Are wikis really appropriate to store documents for software development?
+1 for the Ikiwiki wiki engine; the Hatta wiki engine is a similar idea for Mercurial repositories.
Jul
6
comment How to handle storing the login data for various projects and web servers?
+1 for write passwords on paper.
May
2
answered Distributed SVN?
Sep
27
awarded  Critic
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
16
comment Were the first assemblers written in machine code?
@MarjanVenema: "Bootstrapping a simple compiler from nothing" sounds pretty similar -- see stackoverflow.com/questions/13537/bootstrapping-a-language for some discussion.
Jul
3
answered Any good site that teaches C++?
Jul
3
awarded  Commentator
Jul
3
comment How to calculate checksum?
@Marcin and Ramhound: Since apparently this is the only checksum the device on the other end of the LIS network will accept, then any other checksum -- even those that are technically better -- won't work on that network. I don't see how it is helpful to point out a bunch of "choices" that won't work with the original poster's hardware.
Jun
28
answered Paranoid Encryption
Jun
28
answered How to handle encryption key conflicts when synchronizing data?
Jun
28
comment What encryption method should I use?
security.stackexchange.com and crypto.stackexchange.com may be better places to ask questions about encryption.
Jun
28
comment How to generate “language-safe” UUIDs?
related: stackoverflow.com/questions/24515/bad-words-filter