10,493 reputation
42850
bio website
location Minneapolis, MN
age
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen 5 hours ago

Oct
10
answered What process do typical (the majority) of high level language compilers use when changing a source-code's variable name to a machine code name?
Oct
10
answered Is it legal to distribute EXEs inside system32 folder with my product
Oct
8
comment good replacement for commenting out code?
@ratchetfreak: ugh that's even worse, at least commented out code is immediately obvious its not being used.
Oct
7
comment Best Practice - Loop Exit Via Iterator Modification
@Servy: while that is often true, you are usually best letting the compiler make those decisions, and I doubt the VB6 runtime is that sophisticated.
Oct
7
comment Best Practice - Loop Exit Via Iterator Modification
I would not expect a jump to be more expensive than an assignment, a jump, another conditional, followed by a jump. But that's just me.
Oct
5
comment What would be the optimal way to solve a problem like this?
Are there other numbers in there besides X that you must not change?
Sep
30
comment How to securely store user credentials from external website
codinghorror.com/blog/2008/06/…
Sep
30
comment Is open source development considered “commercial use” of software?
Are you using those applications to develop the software? Or do you use those for other stuff, and are just installed because this is your sole, personal PC, etc?
Sep
26
comment Why to have an application with GUI on linux when command line is available?
a graphic design application is a poor choice for making a complexity comparison between a CLI or GUI application. Something like burning CDs or partitioning disks is a better example.
Sep
23
comment What would be a good “umbrella” term for HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript and the like?
These days there is fundamentally no difference between a scripting and a programming language.
Sep
10
comment scripting support in a C# application
Then expose your types as com objects, and let people use vbs, and call it a day.
Sep
3
comment How many days is it normal for a new hire programmer to take to get up to speed?
Some bugs take days and even weeks to fix even when you already know the codebase!
Aug
21
comment Is it legal to imitate how an API looks?
Didn't google just battle over this very thing with Oracle?
Aug
21
comment Does an Open Source license exist that allows me to retain rights to revoke usage of software/source at any time, for any reason, and without warning?
What makes you think anyone would ever use your software and source in the first place with that sword hanging over their heads?
Aug
13
comment Why do some software packages have an “amd64” suffix for 64-bit systems?
Except it does have something to do with AMD :)
Aug
6
comment Is creating database index part of design, implementation or optimisation process?
-1, Everything is part of either design, implementation, or optimization.
Aug
2
comment Should multi-threading be used for tasks which does not involve IO operation?
Multi-processing will still suffer from I/O troubles. The primary advantage multi-threading provides is the abstraction of having multiple things going on, rather than having tons of complicated select() loops all over the place.
Aug
1
answered Can i sell my own software that uses parts of PSEXEC
Jul
31
comment Drawing Flowchart for function calculate a number in the Fibonacci Series
FYI, the runtime performance of the recursive Fibonacci implementation is beyond awful.
Jul
24
comment Throwing an exception for errors that can be fixed
Watch out though, Postels law, your last quote, has brought us a lot of pain and can backfire because tolerating dodgy input soon becomes expected behavior that then has to be preserved.