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Jan
29
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
Sorry, I did give up gedit in the end. I now use gvim and I'm much happier :)
Nov
16
comment What is a good use case for scala?
@Giorgio, I was [half] joking, don't read too much into my answer. I know every paradigm has its legitimate uses. I respect that. What I don't respect are the posers and fad-followers, and FP seems to attract a disproportionately high number of these, for whatever reason (again, in my experience). I know a couple of people who are FP die hards who endlessly mentally masturbate thinking of monads and bask in their superiority, but don't actually do anything. Come on, you must know some (and yes, I am aware that idiots come in any programming language, not limited to FP)
Nov
15
comment What is a good use case for scala?
-3? Come on, you can do better. @Giorgio, I didn't mention Java at all, IMO it also sucks :)
May
9
comment How long can you be out of the MS market before it affects your career
+1. 9 years for me (my own company - we did make Windows products but developed on Linux and then compiled on Windows and Mac), and even less MS for me in the foreseeable future (new job at Linux-mostly company)
May
8
comment How long can you be out of the MS market before it affects your career
Honestly, I'd be more worried about the danger of being confined to the proprietary MS world than the other way around... MS is getting less relevant every day.
Mar
16
comment I'm scared for my technical phone interview for an internship!
sure, I agree. But I think in a reasonable interview you're expected to know the things you're supposed to know cold, Googling it doesn't cut it in that case. Of course an interviewer can ask you "trivia" and in that case it would be OK. In a recent interview I was doing Python on a whiteboard and I couldn't remember a couple of details. I just asked the interviewer. I don't think that affected my "score" at all, in fact I ended up hired.
Mar
16
comment I'm scared for my technical phone interview for an internship!
Take it easy. They know you're 19 and you're applying for an internship, not for a senior position. Senior as they may be, they'll ask questions appropriate for your level, not theirs.
Mar
16
comment I'm scared for my technical phone interview for an internship!
+1 for being honest, -1 for googling. "I don't know but I can use Google" doesn't cut it, IMHO.
Mar
12
comment What's a nice explanation for pointers?
+1 I have no idea why people think pointers are hard or mysterious.
Feb
22
comment Is slower performance of programming languages, really, a bad thing?
Hmm, that's how I interpreted "being slow is considered a bad thing", did I misunderstand your question?
Feb
2
comment Is there a universal date format that anyone in the world can understand?
@Wonko, "natural" in the sense that in that context XI is more likely to be interpreted as a month than as a day. I admit it's extremely subjective.
Jan
27
comment How to proceed when a bug in open source libraries is suspected?
@Matt: Thanks. To be fair, not every project has an active mailing list or forum behind it. Fortunately, the projects I hacked the most (which isn't too much) are SDL and Ogre, which do have very active communities.
Jan
25
comment Interesting or unique types in programming languages?
I've used them in a Z80 emulator, to easily access the 16 bit registers as whole registers (HL, BC) and as 8-bit registers (H, L, B and C). This reflects how they're used in Z80 asm. Also in "variants", a class that can hold a value of different types (for example int/float) - not sure why I didn't use subclasses, but it made sense at the time :)