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Apr
27
comment Can we take ideas from GPL programs in developing any commercial app
@tgkprog No, there are permissive open source licenses that don't require that. The question is about the GPL though, which is a "viral" license.
Mar
3
comment Best practices to avoid fake profiles?
That would probably stop a lot of humans too who aren't willing to give out their phone number, or don't have mobile phones.
Feb
18
awarded  Teacher
Feb
18
answered 'import module' vs. 'from module import function'
Feb
17
comment Is it possible to create a 2d game for both linux and windows with next to no changes?
@DeadMG I don't think that's worth noting, the question is "is it possible" not "should I do it".
Feb
8
awarded  Commentator
Feb
6
comment Why does the Java collections APIs not have a last method?
@Alb Using negative indexes is more powerful than a last() method, since you can get the nth-to-last element just as easily with get(-2), get(-3), etc. I wouldn't call it a hack.
Feb
4
comment git: having separate folder for development, why?
Are you saying that all source repositories should be private?
Feb
2
comment Is it a bad practice to write shell script with many if-else statment and for loops?
@DocSalvage Doing something every N iterations in a loop isn't an exception, since exceptions are for when the code cannot continue normally. Also, exceptions don't necessarily require OOP.
Feb
2
awarded  Enthusiast
Jan
21
comment Why do some programmers prefer spaces over tabs?
@RiaD Then you end up with inconsistent line wrapping (too long or too short), since line lengths are specified in absolutes (N characters) while tab stops are flexible.
Jan
19
comment Why does Java not do type inference?
@ratchetfreak Could type inference not be added in a backwards-compatible way? Older programs would just be providing more type information than necessary.
Jan
16
awarded  Supporter
Jan
12
comment What are the pros and cons of Inter process communication done via sockets vs shared memory?
@ott-- Doesn't D-Bus use Unix domain sockets itself?
Jan
8
comment Should your best programmers have to check everyone else's code into source control?
@ErikReppen It's not hard to undo a commit in Git. I'm not sure how Mercurial could solve this in a way that Git can't.
Jan
8
comment Am I allowed to create closed-source software with open-source code?
#2 actually seems like two different possibilities - you can sell open source (even GPL) software, and you can give away closed source software for free. Charging money and closing the source are two distinct things.
Jan
5
comment What is MVC, really?
This confuses me: "from those times in gui progrmming, in which the pattern made sense". What is a website if not a GUI?