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Mar
17
comment Is this a race condition?
And, considering that you are likely to be out a maximum of one second per update, is this in any way significant?
Mar
16
comment Should I avoid using style like `for k, v in dict_sample.items()`?
Meaningful variable names, or no pizza. Bad programmer! Bad!! No pizza!
Mar
13
comment How to reconcile my support of open-source software and need to feed and house myself?
Good point. If others develop the framework, it still needs the creativity with the OP, and maybe not everyone, has to develop a good game with it
Mar
13
comment How to reconcile my support of open-source software and need to feed and house myself?
When you open source it, could you please come back here & post a link so that we can look at it & learn? Thanks++;
Mar
13
comment I've been programming in one language for many years. Is this career suicide?
Btw, to transition yourself, you could but the XE7 C++ starter edition and 1) port an existing app to C++ (the C++ Builder also compiles Delphi, btw) 2) develop a new app in XE7 C++, using familiar VCL controls and the familiar IDE 3) develop C++ in a new IDE 4) if required, move into another language. Java won't feel so foreign
Mar
13
comment I've been programming in one language for many years. Is this career suicide?
ha ha +1 Yup, that's the first thing that leaped into my mind - Delphi (I love it for hobby programming). When I interview candidates, I am much more interested in skills than in tick the box language/os stuff which can be picked up quickly. If you have good problem solving ability, can turn requirements into a design spec, know how to develop test cases & use a debugger, I will hire you for a C++ or even ADA position, even if you only know Delphi.
Mar
11
comment Calculating winning probability for 2 teams using their history?
It sounds overly simplistic to only consider win/lose, with the margin. If a beats B 9-0 three times and loses 1-2 three times, are they equally good teams? Also, you might want to award more points to away wins than to home wins ...
Mar
11
comment Calculating winning probability for 2 teams using their history?
"always a winner" - some new form of football?
Mar
11
comment How to monitor code review efficiently?
And here was me thinking that code review involved checking if the code matched the design document :-/
Mar
10
comment How to monitor code review efficiently?
I also dislike one line answers. Fortunately you took two lines - and my answer. +1
Mar
10
comment How to monitor code review efficiently?
Do you attend any of these reviews? Maybe it's time to drop in on one? Point out a few things yourself & ask each reviewer individually why he missed all of them?
Mar
10
comment How can I avoid these nested repetitive ifs?
I am thinking bitmask ...
Mar
5
answered Will C compiler attach the whole object code of the header file?
Mar
5
comment In C, what is an unconditional jump?
Did you ask whomever asked you to fill out the documentation? Can you track it back it its author & request clarification. Perhaps the document itself could be updated? "did you use any unconditional jumps (i.e goto or break)?"
Mar
1
comment If I want write a programming language, what I have to know?
Buy The Dragon Book - accept no substitutes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Feb
27
comment Chat-service database design
The enum is part of the database.
Feb
27
answered Chat-service database design
Feb
27
answered Methods of ordering function definitions in code
Feb
27
comment Frankly, do you prefer Cowboy coding?
I notice that you mentioned some famous cowboy successes while passing over the far more numerous cowboy failures.
Feb
27
comment Frankly, do you prefer Cowboy coding?
+1 for saying that teamwork with such selfish people is impossible. Even if they are genii, cowboys are not team players; they are the main show & we are the backing group