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bio website drowtales.com
location Latvia
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Just your average everyday programmer.


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comment What markup languages are good for programming articles/tutorials?
Why is "Latvian support" so important? I assume LaTeX handles Unicode just fine, right? Also - since I'm a programmer I've no qualms about learning a new markup language. Although I am too lazy to learn Emacs. Notepad++ is my editor of choice. Is LaTeX better edited through something else?
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comment What markup languages are good for programming articles/tutorials?
@vermiculus - Yes, I know that the OP tried to do PDF->HTML, but he also tried to do LaTeX->HTML and other answers talk about that too. I didn't get the impression that it was easy. But OK, I'll try. Can LaTeX do syntax coloring?
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comment What markup languages are good for programming articles/tutorials?
@vermiculus - LaTeX was my first thought too, but then I started to search how to convert it to HTML and found that it was pretty unreliable. LaTeX is a very powerful language with many extensions. HTML isn't. But then I've no experience with LaTeX at all. Maybe it's doable if I stick to some specific subset of it?
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comment What markup languages are good for programming articles/tutorials?
Certainly looks interesting! I'll check it out!
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comment Should a stack trace be in the error message presented to the user?
@MarkBooth - a unique ID serves the same purpose, but I suppose that adding time won't hurt either. Thanks! :)
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comment Should a stack trace be in the error message presented to the user?
@ChrisF - Way ahead of you :)
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comment Should a stack trace be in the error message presented to the user?
@AviD - Maybe you can point me to some resources that explain how a stack trace can be dangerous? I'm ready to accept that, but I want something more than the general priciple of "only show what you need to".
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comment Should a stack trace be in the error message presented to the user?
@AviD - in truth, I don't know what they analyzed, but from some reports I saw it seemed like a black-box test to me. To be honest, I don't want to work against them. Indeed, I did like the news when I heard them. But this particular "vulnerability" of theirs seems silly to me. In every security decision you have to weigh the threat reduction against the usability reduction. In this case I think it reduces the usability a lot more than it improves security.
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comment Should a stack trace be in the error message presented to the user?
I like your answer because it presents a "middle road" - don't show, but make the looking-up of exceptions easy. I'll try to push for that now, I hope that they will agree. Thank you!