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Jan
24
comment Why doesn't the DART language use a special character to identify variables?
@Ingo It was easier to ask here (I am habituated to this interface). But, yes. I'll probably join the group at some point soon. I've never done any heavy refactoring of Java or c/c++ but always wondered how one copes without the leading variable name marking. I find it almost essential for my sanity.
Jan
24
comment Why doesn't the DART language use a special character to identify variables?
"Not necessary". Could you expand on that? Do you mean 'not necessary' to: (a) function, (b) 'to understand', (c) 'to automatically refactor' (d) perform static analysis? etc .Does a language only have to include necessary things? I do not know much about the theory of language design. Which is why i ask the question.
Jan
24
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Jan
24
asked Why doesn't the DART language use a special character to identify variables?
Jan
22
comment Difference between brittle and fragile
@DXM Thanks for the link. I see, that pattern needs to be renamed to Brittle Test. Ha, ha.
Jan
22
comment Difference between brittle and fragile
I see brittle used quite alot to describe tests. "This unit test needs improving cos its particularly brittle. Its testing unstable/wrong aspects of the test-subject.". I spose fragile is just as good a word, but I don't see it used in that context as often.
Jan
16
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
11
accepted “Dedication of the Harvard Mark I computer, 1944 August 7”- Which text is Brooks referring to and where can I find it?
Nov
11
comment “Dedication of the Harvard Mark I computer, 1944 August 7”- Which text is Brooks referring to and where can I find it?
Its a shame its subscription only. Given that it was a press release its probably not copyrighted so hopefully there will be another copy kicking about on the web. Or I'll work out if the 'wonder and delight' is worth the hassle of $x per month.
Nov
11
asked “Dedication of the Harvard Mark I computer, 1944 August 7”- Which text is Brooks referring to and where can I find it?
Oct
29
awarded  Yearling
Oct
5
accepted Why is using 'final' on a class really so bad?
Sep
23
accepted Do you know of any encryption techniques used to validate url redirection
Sep
22
comment Do you know of any encryption techniques used to validate url redirection
Perfect, that's the function I was looking for. Thanks.
Sep
22
comment Do you know of any encryption techniques used to validate url redirection
Thanks that makes sense to me now.
Sep
21
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Sep
21
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Sep
21
comment Do you know of any encryption techniques used to validate url redirection
This is very helpful. Thanks for the speedy reply. I am understanding the first paragraph. But, a bit confused with the second one. Are these two separate techniques? What do you "do an unkeyed hash" of?
Sep
21
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Sep
21
asked Do you know of any encryption techniques used to validate url redirection