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Jan
8
answered Do you memorize the classes of your frameworks?
Jan
8
comment Are there languages that allow goto statement to only go down?
Any sufficiently talented developer can create an equally incomprehensible mess with only downward gotos just as easily.
Jan
7
comment Why does this code work?
Also, just do return date1 < date2
Jan
5
comment (almost) Pure C instead of C preprocessor
@delnan: If that's the idea, then I cannot imagine the horror of trying to debug software with significant usage of those. The preprocessor as-is is bad enough.
Jan
5
comment (almost) Pure C instead of C preprocessor
You can calculate the area of a circle with area = PI*radius*radius with the first example. Your second example is a syntax error. This question is confusing.
Jan
2
comment Version control for code that contains student exercises
You could just use the C preprocessor for this, with #ifdefs. The C preprocessor isn't going to care that it's a python program.
Dec
29
comment Is anyone capable of becoming a programmer and having a career?
@Rockett: Understand talent vs skill. Talent is something you are born with, skill you develop. Having a talent for something means you can develop faster and achieve higher skills than someone without the talent can. Some people are not born with the talents needed make a good programmer, and despite tons of work, will never develop the necessary skills.
Dec
29
comment Can most compilers check for errors?
If someone was selling a compiler that just said "You have an error" and did not tell you where it was or anything useful, do you think anyone would pay for that kind of garbage?
Dec
26
awarded  Outspoken
Dec
26
comment Block diagram scheme file format
Forget about making "saving and parsing as simple as possible". Writing your parser is a one-time investment. There is a vast swath of tools that can make writing your parser take half an afternoon. Focus on making your thing useful and solving real problems people have.
Dec
26
comment Block diagram scheme file format
What are you going to do when someone wants ] in their label?
Dec
26
answered Block diagram scheme file format
Dec
25
comment Block diagram scheme file format
Considering flowcharts are useless for anything beyond the most trivial of software tasks, I think you'd be best off investing your spare time in a more rewarding topic.
Dec
23
comment Non-Object Oriented Programming in Object Oriented Language
Is it OK to create things out of wood, when metals are available?
Dec
20
comment What are the valid uses of static classes?
@Telastyn: no worries, great minds think alike :)
Dec
19
comment What are the valid uses of static classes?
The answer to your question essentially boils down to accepting the fact that a lot of times YAGNI. All your what its: YAGNI.
Dec
18
comment Are all magic numbers created the same?
@JuanMendes: That's Kibibyte vs Kilobyte land, StevenBurnap made a joke about it in a comment to the question.
Dec
18
comment How common are use SDLC methodologies in real life?
Your claims about coder vs engineer are at odds with reality, even under strictly defined procedures software has all kinds of issues, see programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/158640/… for some examples. No methodology can replace the good judgment of a skilled developer.
Dec
18
comment Are all magic numbers created the same?
Ya'll need to learn YAGNI.
Dec
18
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