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Comment: I'm a style prude (Score 2) 373

by CockMonster (#46582507) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?
The first thing I look at when looking at interview candidates code is their style. I don't care particularly if it's not the same as mine, but I do care if there's no consistency to their own style. I'm talking about hurried formatting, trying to squeeze everything into the least number of lines, mixed naming conventions, bad spelling in comments, even down to things like inconsistent spacing. Maybe I'm a prude but if I'm going to be looking at this person's coding output all day it better at least be readable. That Linux managed to maintain a consistent coding style with so many contributors is an admirable feat. As for beautiful algorithms, I quite like the simplicity of Dijkstra's shortest path.

Comment: Re:ATI drivers (Score 1) 212

by CockMonster (#45254315) Attached to: AMD's Radeon R9 290X Review

Don't want .Net for your drivers? Try Linux.

Don't like wasting 90MB? Well, maybe if they didn't have drastically less resources than their competition, they could spare someone to optimize for size. For now, perhaps you can spare the 0.01$ of hard drive space. Sure, I agree 90MB is horribly bloated, but its not anywhere bad enough to care about when compared to actual driver bugs, or the price difference in GPUs.

I use Linux in work, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had to reinstall it when I changed graphics card because it kept crashing (kernel too). I'm afraid to plug a second monitor in in case it causes the same thing to happen. I seriously considered installing Win7 on the machine and running Linux under VMWare. That's what I do on my laptop.

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.