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20+ years of experience in IT with various platforms, languages, databases and industries.


Mar
19
comment Asterisks in Multi-line comments
We're now into semantics somewhat but for me the 2nd question is a follow on in the absence of an answer to the 1st (perhaps the OP would be able to clarify if this is really the case). We do get these questions on occasion e.g. I'm getting a division by zero exception - do other languages have this or is there a better way to handle this in my code. The most complete answer (for me anyway) is to address both parts. It isn't a bad question and this isn't a bad answer. Just making comment and YMMV of course...
Mar
19
comment Asterisks in Multi-line comments
The I was just curious if this was the case in programming languages other than C# part of the question isn't addressed at all and the other half is a little speculative in the absence of authoritative sources. The majority of the answer reads as a history of coding comments which whilst interesting, isn't really relevant IMHO. Nice though.
Mar
19
comment Asterisks in Multi-line comments
Some good stuff here, but as with many other answers we've had on this question before, it doesn't answer the question...
Mar
18
revised C#/.Net/Programming talk
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Mar
18
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Mar
18
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Mar
14
answered How to address, “Is anyone even using this feature?” questions
Mar
14
revised Asterisks in Multi-line comments
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Mar
14
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Mar
14
comment Asterisks in Multi-line comments
N.B. for this style of comment the middle asterisks aren't required. I'd imagine they're just there to aid readability for the case where the IDE (or editor) doesn't have coloured syntax highlighting.
Mar
14
comment Should utility base classes be avoided
Great stuff as always - thanks Doc
Mar
14
accepted Should utility base classes be avoided
Mar
14
comment Should utility base classes be avoided
@DocBrown Good point - since WCF is always going to be wrapped in something, this would be a much better way.
Mar
13
comment Should utility base classes be avoided
OK, I've added an example by way of clarification
Mar
13
revised Should utility base classes be avoided
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Mar
13
comment Should utility base classes be avoided
I guess what bugs me is the case where I need to inherit a class and there is already a base class. I have to then create a parent to inherit the original base. This seems like cruft to me. Just wondering if given the opportunity whether you should always prefer an interface if you're writing the initial code.
Mar
13
revised Should utility base classes be avoided
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Mar
13
asked Should utility base classes be avoided
Mar
11
comment Not enough information in Bugs / Tickets
Yes, there are of course various shades in between a bug that's immediately obvious (e.g. a typo) and complex ones requiring some to and fro.
Mar
10
comment Principle to Group Related Data By Their Lifetimes
For such properties I tend to use Lazy Initialization to create some kind of default object rather than simply crash.