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Nov
14
comment Why is a python package more perfomant as zip?
Is this client or server? For client, I see no advantage, except for saving on disk space. For server, a zip file will download more quickly to the client.
Nov
12
comment Code explanation
BTW, that looks like unsafe/unportable code as that >> 31 is making an assumption about the number of bis in an integer. Also, if code is difficult to understand, then it will be difficult to maintain, so best avoid the fancy stuff (of course, you are seeking an explanation here, but I recommend that your own code KISSes)
Nov
12
comment Code explanation
StackOverflow would have been marginally better. Perhaps some kind moderator will migrate this for you. Otoh, I am sure that it will be answered on this site too.
Nov
12
answered Using PHP or C++ for in real world electronic devices
Nov
12
comment Using PHP or C++ for in real world electronic devices
As a simpler alternative to your Raspberry Pi, you can also look at netduino.com/netduinoplus2/specs.htm (which doesn't have an o/s, which might make things simpler). You can program it in C# or C and it is intended for the Internet of Things.
Nov
10
comment What advantages are there to using Flex/Bison over just writing a compiler straight in a programming language?
You might want to consider ease of development. Personally, I find straight C (or C++ or your language of choice) code easier to debug than Lex/Yacc, which is why I have hand-crafted so many parses & lexxers. UNTIL ... I discovered ANTLR, which only gets better when you find that the ANTLRworks front-end let's you visually step through your expressions as they lex & parse... liek this (Argh! how to insert an image? Sorry, you will have to click the link) antlr3.org/works/screenshots/debugger.png
Nov
10
comment Should I choose to join a programming bootcamp or work as a junior developer?
Take the job. Believe me, we value real world experience over a few courses. After a year or two you will have the same value as someone with a degree & the same experience. Which is to say that once you get some experience under your belt, your degree does not matter (just as your high school exams don't matter after you get a degree). Besides, the job might actually pay beer vouchers - while training you.
Oct
15
comment Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
As an aside, doing this for the user is one thing, but almost 30 years ago I worked on a system which was coded from scratch where everyone but me had coem from a prevoius and somewhat similar project. Thus we had eight parameters on the databse access function although only four were needed - becuase the previous project had had had eight. We passed the last four as NULL - with zer0 code re-use. Ah, halcyon days
Oct
15
comment Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
What do you call this? Idiocy? One can just about understand the motivation behind this - but for how long will you retain these quirks? And how many more new users will then come to exect them in every new version? There are reasons that cars no longer have running boards or cut glass flower vases.
Sep
24
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Sep
10
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Sep
3
comment Should curly braces appear on their own line?
"95% of the bugs in the program he made came from mismatched braces" - only in interpreted languages, not compiled.
Nov
6
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Nov
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Sep
10
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May
10
comment Is it really free to deploy SharpDevelop apps?
Did you google?
Mar
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
10
comment Can an object oriented program be seen as a Finite State Machine?
the sofware in your cell-phone is a collection of hideously complex state-machine which remember many data and interpret them according to the current state.
Nov
7
revised How to access an encrypted INI file from C on an embedded system with little RAM
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Nov
7
accepted How to access an encrypted INI file from C on an embedded system with little RAM