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I'm a PhD student at the University of Mons (Belgium), working on the evolution of Open Source Software ecosystems.


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comment What's a good length for Javadoc for a class that is say 800 lines long?
I would add a small sentence for saying if the class can be safely used in a concurrent environment. It is probably part of State Information.
Nov
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comment Am I sending large amounts of data sensibly?
If there is only one writing during the file's creation, and if you don't look at unfinished files (thanks to a message mechanism, for instance), no locking mechanism is needed.
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revised Is it bad style to redundantly check a condition?
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answered Is it bad style to redundantly check a condition?
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revised Functional Methods on Collections
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comment Why don't research papers that mention custom software release the source code?
@Paul I don't see the connection with the source code publication. Anyway, good editors pay attention to the notes the reviewers write to justify their decisions. Therefore mentions like "It's bullshit" are not taken into account. If the editor estimates the reviewers' recommandations are not relevant enough, he asks for the opinion of an other expert. The grad students don't take part in the review process. And if you cannot let your paper accepted after some years of submission, you should envisage this paper (or its content) is not so good.
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revised Seeking advice on system documentation
Take into account JustinC's remark.
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revised Seeking advice on system documentation
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revised Seeking advice on system documentation
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answered Seeking advice on system documentation
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revised How representative is Ohloh?
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comment Why don't research papers that mention custom software release the source code?
Not really because (a) The reviewers ask to publish the code in a place they can access anonymously (or the authentication is done by the journal) (b) Since your paper is published, the other researchers can franckly use the same methodology/tools to replicate your study on an other data set or even on the same data set. The replications are less prestigious than the original paper, they will cite your work, and they offer a strong validation to your paper. So the original authors are glad to let the others do all this work for them.
Oct
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comment Why don't research papers that mention custom software release the source code?
@Dirk As far as I know, this is relatively common in software empirical studies. In the last (not yet accepted) submission of my team in this domain, one of the reviewers explicitly asked for a public access to our data as well as some pieces of code. I don't understand why the code should be so precious. It's (generally) just the realisation of the ideas described in the paper. Publishing the programs is a way to let the reader check if we correctly translate our ideas to actions.
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