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Dec
10
comment Historical precedent for why Prolog is less popular than SQL in Imperative Programming?
@53777A, I think that similar to what amon and DylanMeeus said about SQL, basic regexes are very approachable to beginners. You are probably thinking about regex use for parsing and validation, but often much more simple regex expressions are used in businesses to perform searches and matches in actual text. These can be quite "easy" to read and modify. The RegEx syntax is almost unique in the fact that it can be learned by parts on a "need-to-know" basis and thus has an extremely low barrier to entry.
Nov
12
comment Advantages of using pure JavaScript over JQuery
Thank you so much for the link to "vanilla js"!
Oct
6
awarded  Critic
Jun
12
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
23
comment What is an example of a computationally impossible business problem?
I think I understand what the answer says - a computer with a fixed memory size of n bits (including all types of memory) running a non-halting program will eventually reach the a memory state it already occupied earlier. A monitor program is marking check-boxes for each of the possible 2^n memory states and thus (in worst case) will surely complete its test after the program in question has gone through these 2^n states. I agree with the sentiment that this is not infinite, but given a computer with n memory bits, you will never be able to test it on another similarly sized computer.
Jun
12
comment Why do people fork repositories on GitHub?
My additional 2 cents on the "Why not?" section: My habit is of always doing "git push" after I've finished working on a feature; it has that Q.E.D. satisfactory feeling for me (that I don't get when writing out the remote and branch name). So whenever there's even a slightest chance that I may want to do changes to the repo, I'd prefer to fork it, instead of later having to change the default "origin" repo.
Apr
17
answered Readable regular expressions without losing their power?
Feb
20
awarded  Supporter
Feb
10
awarded  Teacher
Feb
10
answered What triggered the popularity of lambda functions in modern mainstream programming languages?
Jan
30
awarded  Editor
Jan
30
revised Programming interview question on Trees
the missing apostrophe confused me
Jan
30
suggested approved edit on Programming interview question on Trees
Dec
16
awarded  Autobiographer