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Mar
24
comment What is TCL, and is it a marketable skill?
seriously? you couldn't find out what tcl is by using wikipedia?
Mar
22
comment What defines a “cutting edge” technology?
@Vinoth: The target audience consists of naive, easily impressed people looking for a job.
Mar
22
comment What defines a “cutting edge” technology?
Nothing defines a technology as cutting edge. It is quite naive to assume every phrase in a job ad has a well defined meaning.
Mar
20
answered How to write constructors which might fail to properly instantiate an object
Feb
12
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
i guess i will have to make some python experiments...
Feb
11
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
In a closure I can access a variable in the same ways I normally can. This is true of Haskell's and Ruby's closures, but not of Python's or Java's poor substitutes. Maybe someone else can enlight us about erlang, I don't know it that well.
Feb
11
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
@btilly: I wouldn't consider it a closure if you can't assign to a variable that is in scope. Otherwise we'd have to say that Java has closures too, since you can use the same trick there.
Feb
11
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Feb
10
comment It's 2011 - why do I still have to use tables for email?
It's 2011 - Why do you still think HTML in emails is a good idea?
Feb
10
comment Does this have a name? DRY overloading?
If this is a pattern then you could as well call "i++" the "index incrementation pattern".
Feb
10
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
@corriganjc: Ruby has continuations, too. Also, I wouldn't consider continuation to be a functional programming feature.
Feb
9
comment How can I improve the way I make changes to an Index page?
The 'magic' solution is to use a CMS, but since you already have an existing system...
Feb
9
answered How can I improve the way I make changes to an Index page?
Feb
9
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Feb
9
comment How to decide on a price for the project as a freelancer
@Shekkar: if you suggest a price that will certainly get you the job, the suggested price is too low almost by definition
Feb
7
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Feb
7
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Feb
4
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
@Jonas: Thanks for the suggestions, I added them to the answer.
Feb
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Feb
3
answered If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?