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Dec
21
answered Java style classes in c++
Dec
18
comment Should I use JSON just to use JSON
Rarely is using blah for the sake of using blah a wise plan. Look at the things JSON is good for, and then consider whether its worth using JSON for those specific aspects.
Dec
17
comment How to create a random generator
"totally random" is a very deep rabbit hole.
Dec
14
comment Open Source License that prevents re-selling
Do you not want them to share it whatsoever, or just that if they share they cannot charge a fee?
Dec
13
comment Is the carriage-return char considered obsolete
@ZJR: postels law is dangerous: be very careful when employing the robustness principle, because it frequently backfires. The html parsing mess we are still in can be attributed to that mindset. When a program accepts malformed input, its behavior as a result soon becomes expected and depended upon behavior, and any changes later that treat the malformed input differently, or not at all, while being technically correct, is often considered defective.
Dec
7
comment I failed FizzBuzz, would you hire me?
Improving oneself takes place on time scales longer than an hour. It's not important to the recruiter.
Dec
6
comment I failed FizzBuzz, would you hire me?
you also don't print out the number when it's neither a multiple of 3 nor 5. The fact that you didn't mention that either in posting this question would also make very skeptical.
Dec
5
comment Benefits of TOGAF or similar?
Lookingatthe TOGAF website for 10 seconds reminds me too much of stuff like HL7, CDA and other absurd specifications that are an enormous hassle.
Dec
5
comment Can I maintain copyright of the name/logo of an otherwise copyleft (GPL) application?
Another example is Firefox, which is under the GPL compatible MPL, but because of trademark issues, is released by Debian as Iceweasel.
Dec
4
comment I want to build a Virtual Machine, are there any good references?
@MichaelStum: I think you should find some interesting problem to solve utilizing your VM. That will give you a lot of direction in what needs to be in your VM. You could try making a virtual PIC or Arduino or something.
Dec
3
comment why not use unmanaged safe code in c#
I've written plenty of code over the years that sometimes crashed or had memory leaks, that I was pretty sure didn't have memory leaks or risks of crashes.
Nov
27
comment Using machine learning to aim mirrors in a solar array?
The fact that you have hundreds of mirrors is not a big deal, the behavior for each individual mirror doesn't depend on its neighbors. You're intentionally making this problem harder than it really is.
Nov
25
comment Is thıs code efficient always for finding array[max]?
@delnan: I would not call his claim of O(n log n) running time to be a 'gross misrepresentation of big O'. This is exactly the sort of stuff big O is used for, and he cited it properly.
Nov
24
comment At what point/range is a code file too big?
@user1598390: usually, but not always.
Nov
22
comment Compute if a function is pure
Running forever doesn't seem to discount a function from fitting his criteria for a pure function.
Nov
20
comment Looking for a non-cryptographic hash function that returns a single character
Why not an 8 bit CRC?
Nov
16
comment Should I give the answer to a failed interview coding exercise?
You're saying fuzzbuzz2 is harder, but you've also changed the goalposts quite a bit.
Nov
11
comment Programming Interview : How to debug a program?
The four steps of your "simple as that", can be enormously complicated at times. It's rarely as "simple as that".
Nov
2
comment Is modern C++ replacing C#? Is Microsoft pushing developers to adopt C++?
@Pavel, but that shouldn't be used to indicate that one language is better than another. If you spent all day every day writing perl, you'd be googling for c++ snippets all the time.
Oct
29
comment Is “send us a page with code” a typical interview requirement?
@EmilioGaravaglia: Using weird characters was addressed right in the intro to the code sample. "Tháñk göödñéss ñóbódÿ üsés wíërd sɹǝʇʇǝן!" Either way it doesn't take much thinking to realize that code sample is swill, and any applicant submitting that would be rightly rejected.