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Mar
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comment Reason for (post/pre) increment operator in Java or C#
@DocBrown: x[i++]=0 is idiomatic in C, but I disagree that it's idiomatic in C# and Java. How often you encounter such phrases, unless you work in engineering/mathematics domain, which, I presume, consitutes no more than 1% of Java/C# code in the wild?
Mar
25
comment Reason for (post/pre) increment operator in Java or C#
Just for the record: I was "the people which made the statements" mentioned in the question. I never claimed that these operators are useless in Java (or C#), I just claimed that the benefit they bring is much smaller than in C (and C++), and that, arguably, the drawbacks and caveats outweigh that benefit. I'd also like to know why exactly were they included in Java, and especially C#, which had better opportunity for hindsight.
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comment What are some non-MS languages that can write xlsx (Excel 2007+) documents efficiently?
Umm, this may be a starting point: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/… msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/gg278316.aspx and also Google for "SpreadsheetML"
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answered What are some non-MS languages that can write xlsx (Excel 2007+) documents efficiently?
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Jun
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comment Is Ruby on Rails supposed to have a steep learning curve or is it just me?
@Donal: Thanks, understood, agreed and supposedly corrected.
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Mar
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comment Will Java catch up with C#?
@Shamit: No, the question was about the languages. He mentioned another his question about which platform he should focus on.
Feb
25
comment What programming languages have you taught your children?
Please don't tell me that you understand everything that's happening down there when you type, compile and execute your printfs! Programming is about being able to abstract as much, if not more, than it is about being able to understand. BTW, my first language was Pascal, and although IMO more suitable than C for learning, I wouldn't recommend it either. BTW, can you explain why would C be forgivable any less than any other strongly typed language? Oops, forgot that C is actually weakly typed. :P
Feb
25
comment What programming languages have you taught your children?
Paper and pencil couldn't keep a child interested for long - they need to see results fast and get frustrated quickly. That's why print "Hello, world!" works way better than the whole #include stdio.h - int main(void) nonsense. As for premature optimization, I mean metaphorically, prematurely preparing your kid that programs are in fact just zeros and ones flowing around (which is not true BTW).
Feb
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answered Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site?
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