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I'll probably use SO from time to time, but not often.

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You really want both StackExchangeScripts and to remove the annoying tag from page titles.


print "\n".join((x % 3 == 0) * "Fizz"
                + (x % 5 == 0) * "Buzz"
                or str(x)
                for x in xrange(1, 100+1))

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comment How to convince a client that you will not steal his idea
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If it's original, you'll have to ram it down their throats. – Howard Aiken, creator of the IBM/Harvard Mark 1 Computer
Feb
22
comment Avoid GPL violation by moving library out of process
@Andrey: If the "nature" of your program is directly tied to the GPL code, the section quoted above would not apply. From your question it sounds like that is the case. A counter example could be a network intrusion analysis program which just happens to use GNU readline through the mechanism you propose. (Readline is an interesting test case because there's a BSD-licensed drop-in alternative.)
Feb
21
comment Avoid GPL violation by moving library out of process
@vartec: Linus' post you linked doesn't support what you have said here in comments. For example: "So [either static or dynamic] 'linking' basically has very little to do with 'derived' per se." And: "anybody who thinks that copyright law cares about 'mkisofs' [or static linking] vs 'ld' [or dynamic linking] is just obviously misguided."
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revised Best practices for using namespaces in C++
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answered Best practices for using namespaces in C++
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comment Best practices for using namespaces in C++
Access restriction is orthogonal to modules. In fact, you have successful systems like Python's which definitely are more "module-like" than C++'s namespaces, but impose no access restrictions at all.
Feb
19
comment Why does the word “Pythonic” exist?
I've seen many people (on SO, mostly) start out saying they're going to write this in a "Pythonic way", then proceed to write absolutely horrible Python code (as far as being readable and idiomatic goes) just because they want to condense everything to certain features (e.g. list comprehensions or lambdas). Don't let these people unfairly color your view. Example: stackoverflow.com/q/4854588
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answered Learning C++ properly (not C with classes)
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answered Is C++ not suitable for OOP?
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comment How important is it that you know the C++ standard?
@DavidThornley: Here's an example of what I mean regarding standardese not being conducive for learning.