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Feb
13
comment Is it plausible to use a filesystem-based configuration format rather than an INI file?
@FrerichRaabe: We're all aware that it could work. We are all just arguing that your schemes disadvantages dominate its advantages.
Feb
13
comment Is it plausible to use a filesystem-based configuration format rather than an INI file?
@c-smile: how is that possibly any better than just using straight-up XML like a normal person?
Feb
13
comment Is it plausible to use a filesystem-based configuration format rather than an INI file?
@FrerichRaabe: Do you think anyone is going to want to type find -print -exec more {} \; constantly, instead of just seeing everything in an editor?
Feb
13
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Feb
13
answered Is it plausible to use a filesystem-based configuration format rather than an INI file?
Feb
11
comment Why is the main memory for object allocation called the 'heap'?
@DeadMG: link to some then please, so we can put the dupe in the vote to close form.
Feb
7
comment Communication between a C# application and C++ DLL
@RobertHarvey: that is true, but you have the hassle of creating a C wrapper API around your objects. While COM isn't hassle free either, it can provide a better C# <-> C++ interface for objects.
Feb
5
answered When should pointers be checked for NULL in C?
Feb
4
comment How can I get assembly from an EXE?
That's only going to work if the original was written in .NET.
Feb
1
comment How is C/C++ more difficult to decompile than C#?
@JesseC.Slicer: I wouldn't even bother with that, I would use whatever made it able to get the job done with the least difficulty, and not even sweat concerns about disassembly. It will make no difference to someone trying to pirate it, and someone trying to replicate it will probably have an easier time doing it from scratch than trying to reverse engineer OPs offering.
Jan
27
comment What happens when an unexpected packet arrives at a computer?
@RossPatterson: Sometimes. A lot of systems are configured to not respond whatsoever to unexpected packets.
Jan
25
revised Purpose of Base Address?
Got rid of stupid M$
Jan
25
comment Communication between a C# application and C++ DLL
If you are ok being beholden to Windows platform COM would probably be the way to go.
Jan
25
comment How do you write technical blogs?
@RossPatterson: answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=177502 Mark Twain was likely not the source of that quote.
Jan
24
comment hginit - #ifdefs ridiculous
its not ridiculous when you only have one or two switches, but I've had to deal with huge chains of bizarrely inter nested groups of ifdefs and it's an abomination to try to comprehend, and if you had to deal with it, you'd find it ridiculous too. You think convoluted boost template code is hard to read......
Jan
23
comment Why it is called “hash table”, or “hash function”? Hash doesn't make any sense to me here
I find it funny that "Fried dish of potato and meats" is annotated "highly irrelevant", when it shares the same origin.
Jan
22
comment Web Developer interview questions
@Zirak: while it's easy enough to look up HTTP status codes, if someone's been working with web applications long enough, they'll have passively memorized a few just by virtue of having seen them 9001 times.
Jan
19
comment Why aren't there modern C IDEs?
Why didn't the Romans have automobiles?
Jan
17
comment Fastest native C++ multi-platform compiler & IDE & debugger
You are going to have to give us more details about what you are trying to build. There is no singular "fastest" anything in this field.
Jan
4
comment Past If statements Arrays, loops… Now what?
@JörgWMittag: They'll have some common techniques and demonstrations of typical programs, but anything non trivial is going to require a large degree of learned human judgment, which as of 2013, still cannot be mechanized.