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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.
Oct
28
awarded  Yearling
Oct
26
comment What's so difficult about SVN merges?
@MasonWheeler: I think you're taking the tree analogy a bit too literally.
Oct
24
comment How do operating systems… run… without having an OS to run in?
Programming an arduino, or some other microcontroller, will also teach some of the aspects of 'bare metal' programming.
Oct
20
answered Can non-IT people learn and take advantage of regular expressions?
Oct
8
comment Should you promise to deliver a feature that you aren't sure if its implementable?
@Earlz: that's assuming that the universe is deterministic, which isn't necessarily true.
Sep
25
comment Why are exceptions considered better than explicit error testing?
In addition to forgetting to check error codes, being too lazy to bother checking error codes is something I'm sure many of us are guilty of from time to time. "It won't happen to me"
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
17
comment Why are most websites optimized for viewing in portrait mode?
@GavinCoates: I also never maximize applications, plus I have all webpages zoomed into 150% so they're easier on the eyes.
Sep
7
comment Does *every* project benefit from written specifications?
It seems a common theme for this profession is that very few things are true in all circumstances. Using absolute words like "never" or "always", etc is usually a shortcut to a "no" or an "it depends" type answer.
Sep
5
comment Is programming language that is non-visual … possible?
Would you want to try to instruct a person to perform a complex task using only gestures?