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by coppro
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++0x
Replies: 18
Views: 4405

Re: C++0x

That's not the latest working paper! n2521 is! Some of my favorite things so far: Concepts (not in the working draft). Concepts are looking to be one of the most powerful elements of C++. For instance, you can have member functions that only exist if a certain requirement is met. Basically, they tak...
by coppro
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why do you prefer [n] programming language?
Replies: 87
Views: 27982

Re: Why do you prefer [n] programming language?

Arc is very nice. It's fun to hack in, it's got syntactic sugar where it's needed but all the power of the language exposed where it doesn't. The whole thing is basically written in Arc, up from about 7 core functions (iirc). Also, it has a wonderfully good interface to web apps etc. Big drawback i...
by coppro
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: MAC Address Spoofer...
Replies: 9
Views: 1661

Re: MAC Address Spoofer...

TheTankengine wrote:It's better than freeware, you don't actually need any software at all.
I disagree. You need Windows, which people seem to take for granted.
by coppro
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Oh me yarm Win32API =(
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

Re: Oh me yarm Win32API =(

I'd highly recommend wxWidgets, as it's a windowing API that has several advantages:

  • It's written for C++, rather than C
  • It's object-oriented
  • It's cross-platform
  • It's useable
by coppro
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: iPothesis
Replies: 40
Views: 5100

Re: iPothesis

They will provide a model the size of the pen, however, it's impossible to tell which end is which. It will be colloquially referred to as the iRussianGun.
by coppro
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 75888

Re: Operating Systems

The key difference is that Apple and Microsoft will deny reproducible bugs... I've done a fair bit of Googling on the subject and I can't find any documentation on your problem at all... you must have had something weird going for that drive. Did you have any weird circumstances, like this being a c...
by coppro
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 401249

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

d3adf001 wrote:
Spoiler:
Image


if any one wants the theme file ill share it.
That's a stunning theme... is that KDE 3 or 4?
by coppro
Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 401249

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Hehe... this is my desktop... the CD is a mounted ISO I use for installing packages when I'm not connected to the interwebz. Cookies for whoever can successfully name all four of the documents, and not just by filename (hint: they only leave the desktop when new versions come out, unlike everything ...
by coppro
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 75888

Re: Operating Systems

I managed to make my Windows unbootable twice on two different machines. However, the Windows was to blame both times. I've done it once, and it was my partition-working that was to blame. For some reason the disk was set as a hidden partition. Opening up Parted and running "set # hidden off&q...
by coppro
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help me...
Replies: 21
Views: 2603

Re: Help me...

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do.
I'm half crazy, all for the love of you...
by coppro
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is this standard C behavior?
Replies: 27
Views: 3028

Re: Is this standard C behavior?

One reason: if you use int32_t (for example) in your code, it will fail to compile on systems that don't have a 32-bit integer type. If you use long instead, it will compile on any system. That's why all implementations are required to have a int_least32_t, which is an integer of at least 32 bits. ...
by coppro
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 116034

Re: Editors

When I'm on my Linux box I use Kate, which has very wonderful syntax highlighting. I've got nothing *against* it, I just like code editors to be lightweight, and I haven't invested the time in finding me a good one for non-Lisp programming (as noted, I do use an IDE for Lisp, so I have paren matchi...
by coppro
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 75888

Re: Operating Systems

Xbehave wrote:<extra-large snip>
You're my new best friend.
by coppro
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Forced whitespace and tabulation
Replies: 70
Views: 14348

Forced whitespace and tabulation

Should programming languages force whitespace (tabs, newlines)? e.g. Python forces whitespace, C doesn't (exception: the preprocessor). Some languages fall into the middle (usually via a single-statement-line rule). A language that only uses whitespace as a means of disambiguation and not a syntacti...
by coppro
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 45544

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

KDE4 is showing a lot of promise, but for now its just promise. I will go on record as saying I hate Konqueror as a filemanager, but my biggest complaint about KDE is just that it feels too much like Windows. I see KDE4 as being a little sparse right now, and it doesn't work right on my computer (p...
by coppro
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Alternate arithmetic algorithms
Replies: 41
Views: 7381

Re: Alternate arithmetic algorithms

I did my Science 10 final without a calculator (including the square roots!)... late by half the exam... finished on time... got the highest mark of the class. I did the square roots by approximation. I could have used Newton's method, but I found it easier just to use trial and error, until I had a...
by coppro
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting pass that tech interview
Replies: 36
Views: 5167

Re: Getting pass that tech interview

The first is that many companies list a ton of skills and only really need a few of them. But what if they really do need someone with 10 years' experience with C#? Then I would point out that C# hasn't been around in the real world for that long, and that finding anyone meeting that criteria is th...
by coppro
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is this standard C behavior?
Replies: 27
Views: 3028

Re: Is this standard C behavior?

But there's a macro in <limits.h> called CHAR_BIT, which is the number of bits in a byte (or one char). So you can determine the number of bits in a type with sizeof(type)*CHAR_BIT.
by coppro
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 75888

Re: Operating Systems

I've been using Ubuntu for about a year and a half now, and I don't know why I'd ever use Windows as my primary OS ever again. Just yesterday I reinstalled Windows XP, and I was absolutely SHOCKED to find that it included no drivers for the ETHERNET card. I didn't expect wireless drivers, but an OS ...
by coppro
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why do people dislike maths so much?
Replies: 258
Views: 26093

Re: Why do people dislike maths so much?

I'm coppro. I'm a high school student in Canada, and for some inexplicable reason, I don't want to give out my name ;) I do a lot of programming in my spare time in whatever language I feel like at the time. I am most comfortable in C++, though. I have a natural knack for maths, but I still don't re...
by coppro
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: File Systems' Case Sensitivity
Replies: 63
Views: 11175

Re: File Systems' Case Sensitivity

I never use spaces in filenames if I can help it, and usually I use lowercase letters, because it's faster to type that (space is normally faster to type than a hypen, but typing "\ " over and over and getting punished for failing to do so is not worth it). But when I do use uppercase lett...
by coppro
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: John Conway's Game of life smells great. Like Flowers.
Replies: 33
Views: 6685

Re: John Conway's Game of life.

What's your favorite program for processing Life?
by coppro
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Batch/CMD vs VBScript (Formerly: Delay a script in Windows)
Replies: 10
Views: 4617

Re: Delay the running of a script in windows

yy2bggggs wrote:The VBscript alternative isn't bad, and in terms of scripting, for some things it's the only thing that'd really work anyway.
Example?
by coppro
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: File Systems' Case Sensitivity
Replies: 63
Views: 11175

Re: File Systems' Case Sensitivity

The largest UTF-16 character is two characters (four bytes) wide... Unicode reserves the special zone U+D800 to U+DFFF for encoding of these points... each has 10 bits of variance, and the Unicode standard allows for 20 bits to be enough to represent any character in Unicode (the highest point of Un...
by coppro
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0379: "Forgetting"
Replies: 111
Views: 18843

Re: "Forgetting" Discussion

Ah, OK, I misremembered. I knew someone would correct me if I was wrong ;) I knew that in C it was merely "implementation-defined but typically 0", 'cause I've read the C99 standard... C++ I haven't read, but I'd gotten the (evidently wrong) impression that C++ fixes NULL as 0 from this t...
by coppro
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0379: "Forgetting"
Replies: 111
Views: 18843

Re: "Forgetting" Discussion

Now, in C++ at least, NULL is defined to be 0, and NULL isn't allowed to point to anything (it's specifically defined as a value distinct from any valid pointer)... so a literal string cannot == 0. In C the story is the same, but (IIRC) NULL is only 0 by convention, not a language rule (though it's...

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