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comment What's the quickest and most maintainable way to implement SQL querying of disparate C++ variables?
There is no such thing as a "standard C++ SQL parser". Option 2 is more work than the entirety of your radar observation teams work, and it's just reimplementing a wheel. The way they are doing it really isn't all that bad, for research.
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comment Is login a use-case for a user of a system?
I'm not 100% I understand your question. Whether login is a use case or not will depend on what kind of system is being designed.
Jun
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comment Generic Sorting of Lists<>
I'm pretty sure IComparable isn't something provided by the CLR and is instead just an element of the .NET framework.
Jun
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comment If C# properties are just syntactic sugar for methods, why is it so hard for the C# team to add extension properties?
It's not that it is hard, it is that the team has a finite amount of time, and they have decided that extension properties are not as valuable a feature to implement as other things.
Jun
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comment specification regarding a text file
That's a very poorly written spec.
May
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May
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answered What happens if some server side GPLv2 code is leaked?
May
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comment Modifying GPL code to link closely with another program
"No matter what A does with B as long as A is in independent program.", this isn't necessarily true, see gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLInProprietarySystem
May
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comment Modifying GPL code to link closely with another program
Ready the entirety of this page: gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html
May
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comment Modifying GPL code to link closely with another program
Also, does your proprietary software pretty much completely depend on this GPL program to do its function?
May
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comment Modifying GPL code to link closely with another program
Is your own proprietary program being released to anyone else, or only being used by you?
May
19
comment Non-licensed source code later becomes licensed
@Brandin: 1), user contributions are licensed under cc-by-sa to begin with, and 2), most don't fulfill the rather low originality standards by US and EU copyright laws anyway.
May
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comment Non-licensed source code later becomes licensed
I'm voting to reopen this as it is not a terribly complex or narrow issue, and we are capable of answering this ourselves.
May
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comment In C++, why does the main function use 'char *argv[]'?
Pretty much backwards compatibility, with the platforms which are used to calling a function with a signature of the first.
May
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comment Relationship of common MCUs/CPUs to FPGA and ASIC
If you have more questions you should pay a visit to Programmers Chat.
May
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comment Relationship of common MCUs/CPUs to FPGA and ASIC
(2): FPGAs are almost entirely digital devices. Sure, some of them have some analog components or features, but the meat and potatos of FPGAs are for digital functions. Therefore, if you have a lot of analog signal processing, you'll typically use some other analog components for the front end, and feed that data to an FPGA or microcontroller. You could combine all those components onto an ASIC, where you can have analog amplifiers and other elements on your silicon. However, doing that is crazy expensive, and usually the first option or using an off-the-shelf DSP is far more economical.
May
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comment Relationship of common MCUs/CPUs to FPGA and ASIC
(1) Forget about the term "general purpose" as it doesn't have a well defined meaning. Microcontrollers typically have a processing core, some on-chip memory, and a selection of peripherals. Different devices in a given microcontroller line will have different assortments of peripherals and memories. Whether a particular device will work for an application usually boils down to whether the peripheral line-up is suitable for the intended device.
May
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comment Cross-compiling Java app to run directly on ARM
@smeeb: a device that can directly execute Java byte code isn't really an ASIC anymore, it's a full blown microprocessor. At that kind of complexity, why limit yourself to only Java code, when the embedded market is dominated by software written in C and assembly?
May
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answered Relationship of common MCUs/CPUs to FPGA and ASIC
May
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comment C++: Make classes immutable or compatible with STL containers
Are you even writing multi-threaded code to begin with?