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A PhD student in Theoretical Quantum Optics at ICFO. Alumnus of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Warsaw. Interested in quantum optics & quantum information, applied optics and mathematical modeling in psychology. Dedicated to education of gifted schoolchildren (as both tutor and organizer). In free time enjoys photography, hiking and psychology (esp. cognitive science).


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comment Scaling of productivity as a function of the team size
@JTrana I ask this question from academic perspective, where I am lucky enough to choose variables so something can be said :). Perhaps someone already did experiment that you described. No worries, I don't intend to use scaling for a business plan (I am very well that "it depends" and depend a lot on the project, people, whether they collaborate efficiently, etc.)
Jan
25
comment Scaling of productivity as a function of the team size
The question is not what cannot be said, but what can be said (even if it means fixing some variables). Even if evan rough estimates can be for "doing a website in Django, that for a single developer takes 4 months" or so.
Jan
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revised Scaling of productivity as a function of the team size
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accepted Why are semicolons and commas interchanged in for loops?
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Apr
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comment Why are semicolons and commas interchanged in for loops?
So, the philosophy of (, vs ;) is (weaker vs stronger break), rather than (tuple- vs sequence-splitter), right? Still for me it is not obvious whether arguments or statements need stronger breaks (as in many cases for a sequence of statements, breaks are implicit (see e.g. JavaScript (e.g. i++[line break]j++))), but at least now I get the point why the current convention is not "obviously reversed".
Apr
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comment Why are semicolons and commas interchanged in for loops?
@mattnz The question is about consistency (not "Why we use ; not |?" (or Why do we use 'else' not 'otherwise'?)) which is not case for one language, but a big number of them. An answer that e.g. "it was made in C as a shorthand for while loop (and multiple statements for inc were thought only later), and people didn't want to change it to avoid programmers' irritation" would be perfectly fine.
Apr
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comment Why are semicolons and commas interchanged in for loops?
I get the difference, just for me ; is natural for a sequence of statements, not necessarily separating any statements (so is it just that tastes differ?). And in the current convention one occasionally ends up with separating sequences of statements with commas anyway...
Apr
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comment Why are semicolons and commas interchanged in for loops?
@MartijnPieters Great! And thanks. :)
Apr
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comment Why are semicolons and commas interchanged in for loops?
Sure, I understand that "while" loop is "more fundamental". But such "short-hand notation" does not make much sense (at least to me), as you could start with x = 0; y = 0; and (inside the curly bracket) x++; y++;...
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comment Why are semicolons and commas interchanged in for loops?
(My f1rst post here. I am not sure whether this question belongs more to Programmers or SO, so feel free to migrate, if it is needed.)