Well at least Chewbacca NEVER EVER stepped on poo.
If he did, he would find the person who left it there and pull their arms out of their sockets.
One thing has to be said for C#, as much as I am a subscriber to the "If C is Play-Doh, and C++ is Lego - C# is Duplo" philosophy, it does allow to get results fast without having to use a ton of libraries that in the end weigh you down more than C# would.
So in other words, C# gets results fast without having to weigh you down more than itself would?
It would be hard to make a programming language slower than Java, even if you tried.
1996 called and wants its Java insult book back.
A couple of questions come to mind. "How does one backup?", and "If I need to make a U-Turn, how can I?"
You can't backup. Backup is a noun. Back up is a verb. The question is: "How does one back up?"
Wow, so it's trying to use  as an array index inside @$spi . .
Is it converting  into "REF(ARRAY)" or somesuch, and then converting that to an integer and using that as the index?
My Perl interpreter (5.12) chokes on that code...
$ perl -e 'my $s = [5,6]; my $i = ; $s->[$i] = 7'
Modification of non-creatable array value attempted, subscript -1283427544 at -e line 1.
...but it gives an interesting hit with the negative giant subscript index.
What version of Perl are you using that chews up 30 seconds of CPU time?
Pop quiz. What do you think perl does with "5" + "information". The answer may surprise you. Here's a hint, it actually casts "information" to a number because the first three letters match a defined numerical value.
I did not know that. And I think I just threw up a little in my mouth now.
a==b, b==c, would never presume a==c. It's never true in real-world business, so I'd never want it to be true in business programming.
It's a tautology in mathematics (known as the transitive property of equality) and it should be a tautology in any programming language. If a language gets this wrong, that's a major flaw in the language's design. (Which is not to say that the language isn't still useful. It's just confusing as hell is all.)
Stop reading random documentation.
This wasn't a bad idea at the time, because most people wouldn't try going thew the back door that they don't know about,
It was still a bad idea then. It's just that there were a lot fewer script kiddies and bots looking for back doors and exploits back then than there are now.
Are you insane?
This made me laugh. That was my reaction as well.
Yes, so simple. http://dorey.github.io/JavaScr...
I suspect there is more interest in this than in you whining about how you don't care.
We don't care that you don't care.
I didn't whine about how I didn't care, nor did I ever say that I didn't care.
I asked how it was "news for nerds." Because unless I'm missing something, it isn't.
Yeah. Thanks for that intelligent commentary.
This is interesting news, but what is of interest to nerds about it that wouldn't be of interest to anyone?
Am I missing something here or is Slashdot being stupid about story selection again?
The "cutting edge" is getting rather dull. -- Andy Purshottam