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comment Understanding factories
Use factories when you are unable to know at compile-time what Type you need. Otherwise, just use new.
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comment Why don't operating system start to copy files just after formatting?
@ordous: the installer's designers should make that apparent up front before making any changes.
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comment Is it possible to learn C++ on the fly?
@LawrenceAiello: choice of tools isn't as straightforward as you'd like it to be. headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/08/…
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comment Is it possible to learn C++ on the fly?
Does someone learning woodworking read a big book cover to cover and then start working? Or do they start working on little things and develop their skills and technique with bigger or more complicated and detailed projects as they go along?
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comment What exactly is copyrighted, the text of the code itself, or the design?
@gnasher729: That's how it's supposed to be. Reality, with the multitude of issued patents on time travel and perpetual motion devices, says otherwise.
Jul
27
comment What would be a reason not to embed JS in C?
I'd say a large amount of possibly not-needed complexity is definitely a reason not to do something.
Jul
27
comment Can My Algorithm be Patented
We can't answer this completely because of the legal aspects, and with no details whatsoever we can't even give you a probably/probably not.
Jul
26
comment Anyone want to build something?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not a question about conceptual programming concepts.
Jul
23
comment Why do drawing applications use handles to connect lines to shapes?
It's not simpler, because the handles have to be restricted to the shape anyway. The handles are there because where a line intersects can convey meaning.
Jul
22
comment Handling if-statements with a known duration
What makes you think this is automatically more performant than just passing over the if statement a few times. Have you tested this to determine that it actually is? Do you iterate often enough to matter even if it does? Does shaving a few microseconds off your execution even matter? I'm guessing the answer to all of those is 'no'.
Jul
14
comment One table for all transaction VS. Table for each user
@Ixrec: only for some X
Jul
12
comment The Critical Functionality of an API has changed, what should I do?
That's actually a terrible way to deal with stress.
Jul
3
comment What's the quickest and most maintainable way to implement SQL querying of disparate C++ variables?
There is no such thing as a "standard C++ SQL parser". Option 2 is more work than the entirety of your radar observation teams work, and it's just reimplementing a wheel. The way they are doing it really isn't all that bad, for research.
Jul
1
comment Is login a use-case for a user of a system?
I'm not 100% I understand your question. Whether login is a use case or not will depend on what kind of system is being designed.
Jun
26
comment Generic Sorting of Lists<>
I'm pretty sure IComparable isn't something provided by the CLR and is instead just an element of the .NET framework.
Jun
9
comment specification regarding a text file
That's a very poorly written spec.
May
20
comment Modifying GPL code to link closely with another program
"No matter what A does with B as long as A is in independent program.", this isn't necessarily true, see gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLInProprietarySystem
May
20
comment Modifying GPL code to link closely with another program
Ready the entirety of this page: gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html
May
20
comment Modifying GPL code to link closely with another program
Also, does your proprietary software pretty much completely depend on this GPL program to do its function?
May
20
comment Modifying GPL code to link closely with another program
Is your own proprietary program being released to anyone else, or only being used by you?