The point being that Apple didn't adopt Objective-C just to be weird. Next used Objective-C to build NextStep and there's certain things in Objective-C that made NextStep moderately cool.
Objective-C was used in the late 1980s to early 1990s to quickly create relatively secure GUI environments on NeXT equipment (where cost was not a serious issue) for military/spook type applications.
This was at the time that programs written for the MS environment still were based on MS-DOS or Windows 2 or 3.0. The tools available were not generally considered suitable for the speedy development of secure systems...
Vacation time is not something that government can force an employer to add on top of your salary, it is your salary, it is just a different way to pay you.
I don't know for sure about France but in many European countries vacation is by law on top of your salary, so you're still getting your normal paycheck when you're on vacation. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the case in France as well.
In Australia, many employees are on a government mandated award. This has minimum salaries, overtime payments and holidays - So if you are say, a waiter or a retail assistant, you know what your minimum conditions will be.
Most awards enforce a payment of 117.5% of your salary when you are on holiday (20 days + 10 days public holidays) because most people spend more when they are on holiday.
Where is the if statement in standardised sql?
CASE WHEN a=1 THEN 'one'
WHEN a=0 THEN 'zero'
ELSE 'something else'
Q: "What do you call Oracle customers?"
Perhaps Larry has has read the Rentier Capitalist's Handbook and found an even better way to take all business users and developers hostage? I would advise avoiding Java (and Oracle) in new projects wherever practicable.
C'mon people - aren't we nerds? Clearly we need an OR here, not an AND!
I think that you want a NOR gate. The tribe only survives (1) if the inputs from disease or guns are both 0 : Wikipedia NOR gate
And those who use the word "Denier" are more credible?
I often use the word denier with credibility - Denier definition
A couple of weeks ago I tried to log into my superannuation account, the browser fired back an authentication error, so I notified the company (MLC) who asked me to send them as many technical details as I could. After a little bit of looking around, I noted that the Oracle Access Management system that gave me the error code was was at version (126.96.36.199.0). Oracle's currently version was 188.8.131.52.0. Not too surprising, a supplier that had not patched to the current version.
What did surprise me was that Oracle's Identity Management Patch Set that was available for the version displayed was >2GB - A compressed Java application and framework for a database authentication application that was over 2 Gigabytes in size .
It has been a few years since I wrote any Oracle stuff, but that is ridiculous, what the hell have web based script kiddy/Java type developers been up to. Admittedly I started with Oracle in the Stone Age (V3) and actually shipped an application that used V4. By V6 the C interface which included all the necessary external validation code was small enough to be easily understood and modifiable by a single programmer. My memory is going now, but I seem to remember that in the 1990s all of the code for an early web CGI Oracle interface, including user validation would fit on a floppy.
Are Cyberdyne Systems sponsors of Carnegie Mellon? We're doomed, doomed, I tell you.