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Jan
23
comment Tool for diff between two projects with overall statistics
Or perhaps just a plain old file compare utility will help? Look at WinMerge, Meld, etc, check their feature lists ... scootersoftware.com/features.php?zz=features_list
Jan
23
comment Tool for diff between two projects with overall statistics
Btw, you won't get much help if you don't at least state what programming language you are using.
Jan
23
comment Tool for diff between two projects with overall statistics
However, such questions are welcome at softwarerecs.stackexchange.com
Jan
23
comment about 2d game, side-scroller, in unity engine
You might get better help at forum.unity3d.com
Jan
20
comment Why is 0 false?
+1 to Jimmy Hoffa for writing about concrete ;-)
Jan
15
accepted Repeating groups of arguments with argparse
Jan
13
revised Repeating groups of arguments with argparse
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Jan
13
comment Repeating groups of arguments with argparse
Thanks, @Kevin (+1). I am leaning towards .INI files and importing configparser, but JSON is also a good possibility. I will think which can best suit the sort of data which I am expecting. I do agree that it is probably too complex for a human to pass to the command line - I was originally thinking to add a GUI to invoke the command line based program, but am now leaning heavily towards having the data in a file.
Jan
12
revised Repeating groups of arguments with argparse
Cnahed "CanI use" to "is it possible" and remvoed request for code sample
Jan
12
comment Repeating groups of arguments with argparse
Can you help me rephrase it then? When I wrote "Can I use", I meant "is it possible?". Tell you what, I'll make that change. Please let me know if it is acceptable. Thanks
Jan
12
comment Repeating groups of arguments with argparse
Well, actually, the discussion is "how do we get these complicated parameters into the app? Can we use argparse? Is that even possible? Maybe we should use an INI file instead". We are not yet ready to discuss HOW to use argparse, because we don't even know yet if we CAN. As a generic help, can you state which S.E site is best suited for "can this be done"? type questions? Thanks.
Jan
12
comment Repeating groups of arguments with argparse
Sorry, @GNAT, I just get so confused (and dismayed by the downvotes). I thought the decider was "if you are standing at a whiteboard, ask Programmers. If you are sitting at a keyboard ask S.O". I am asking here if this is even possible, so thought this to be the best place to ask. If I go to S.O they will jump all over me for not posting code (of something which may not be codeable). Please advise where I should post this in the S:E hierarchy - if at all. Thanks.
Jan
12
asked Repeating groups of arguments with argparse
Jan
9
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Jan
9
comment Identifying user of a webapp
Browser fingerprint is a good idea (+1). Wrt, "user could change it", that applies to all methods - but first the user has to know which method you are using, which will be difficult if you write server side code. Yah, I know it's security through obscurity, but it helps a little. Good idea, as casual users are unlikely to guess this one.
Jan
9
comment Identifying user of a webapp
Can't you just ask them to subscribe to the webapp, then they would have to log in to use it & you could easily ban offenders (who, like those banned from s.o, would immediately register again with yet another fake email address ;-)
Jan
9
comment How to structure a loop that repeats until success and handles failures
Is it too early for you to learn exception handling?
Jan
8
comment Database design for objects with multiple states
You are creating a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finite-state_machine. Normally, I would do that in the app itself. If you must have a database then I highly recommend Different tables for different states.
Jan
8
comment Best practices to parse a log file using Python
" I want to reconstruct the game (or at least relevant parts of it) from the log" - sounds like you have a long, hard, up-hill struggle ahead of you. Are you sure, before you start, that the logs will be sufficient?
Jan
7
comment Which code should I use to inform me of updates on websites?
Do you really need to code it? if you can use a service, I like changedetection.com which will send you an email when the page changes