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It's better to fiddle with code than to code with fiddles ;-)


Dec
4
comment How to test when arranging the data is too cumbersome?
That a bug in Parser could fail some other test is not a problem if you habitually commit only at zero failures, on the contrary it means that you have more coverage of Parser. What I would rather worry about is that a bug in Parser could make this test succeed when it should have failed. Unit tests are there to find bugs, after all—a test is broken when it doesn't but should have.
May
12
comment Does C++ compiler remove/optimize useless parentheses?
Total nitpick warning: "The question is not very well put."—I disagree, taking "well put" to mean "clearly suggesting which knowledge gap the querent wants filled". In essence the question is "optimizing for X, pick A or B, and why? What happens underneath?", which at least to me suggests very clearly what the knowledge gap is. The flaw in the question, which you rightly point to and address very well, is that it's built on a faulty mental model.
Feb
17
comment How to manage accidental complexity in software projects
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment." --Mulla Nasrudin
Jun
3
comment How important is it to reduce the number of lines in code?
The significance of the sweet sixteen (and the age 21) is culture specific. The phrase "sweet sixteen" is more searchable than "age == 16". For that reason, giving names to certain booleans might be useful. I agree with your general sentiment, though: don't waste time explaining self-explanatory code.
Jun
3
comment Difference between Idiom and Design Pattern?
in python: some_dict.setdefault(key, []).append(some_value).
Feb
17
comment How to break the “php is a bad language” paradigm?
The proof of the articulate man is in the correct usage of the pudding phrase ;-)
Feb
17
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