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Oct
28
comment Application / Code reviews for lone programmers?
@Cam: I agree with you, because I am a long time test developer ;) I think the toddler idea is just a cheap solution to a single quality gate, though - not around the entire quality process. Code reviews, not ship certification. If you write an answer that advocates writing at test suites (in any capacity), I'll up-vote it.
Oct
28
comment When/why is it easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission?
@David: I tried to edit it to better match the scenario. I agree that truly green programmers are bound to shoot themselves in the foot if they go in too loud, too early.
Oct
28
comment When/why is it easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission?
@David: Good point. I guess it's difficult to properly use this advice unless you're already a rock star. I've run across at least a few people who gave the perception of being greenies (but in reality, weren't), specifically because they weren't heeding this advice.
Oct
28
comment Why are side-effects considered evil in functional programming?
+1 - "or some unsuspecting coworker"
Oct
28
comment Why are side-effects considered evil in functional programming?
@mouviciel: I think there are at least a few useful languages out there that make side-effects very difficult, and try to relegate them to Monads.
Oct
28
comment Application / Code reviews for lone programmers?
You might have a new business model on your hands.
Oct
28
comment Application / Code reviews for lone programmers?
@Cam: "getting a 10-year-old to agree with you that the house is structurally sound" isn't necessarily the goal. The goal here may be to organize and distill your thoughts to prove that your idea is simple and sound enough to work. Evaluating the structural stability of a house is a significantly different problem than architecting or implementing a program (though it may be similar to writing a formal proof for a program. No, I wouldn't have a 5 year old help me with that).