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Comment Re:isn't this pretty straightforward? (Score 1) 315

I'm a computer scientist, german universities usually don't offer software engineering courses.
Actually I'm not sure what the exact distinction between both terms would be (in german both terms translate to the same term)

As you probably have guessed: I worked mostly at the university and skipped the classes :) that is why I'm a highly educated professional. Why you imply you think otherwise is beyond me.

I oversee your insults, as you are just a young Padawan.

Comment Re: C and C++ (Score 1) 630

I appologize if you missunderstood my question.
Obviously you are giving a damn ...

Anyway, I really wonder why would one who has a C++ compiler by default on his computer woukd use C's I/O or strung library when he can use C++ ...

But perhaps you wanted to say you use only the C subset of C++ and a little bit of its libraries ... I don't know, hence I asked.

db <- my newly invented smily for namaste / sawadee khrab.

Comment Re: theodp (Score 1) 198

I don't know about your country but here you learn Chiropractics in an university.
Or in other health/medical schools where you learn something like physiotherapie. I guess you are mixing up Chiropractics with something else.
Chiropractic is NOT a branch of orthopedics.
Yes, it is. I suggest to read the relevant Wikipedia article ... orthopedics is an umbrella term refering to everything regarding bones an sinew. So Chiropractics and Oesteopathy are both branches of Chiropractics.
In other countries, it is a branch of massage, though (e.g Shiatsu in Japan). (facepalm)

But perhaps you are illusional because both founders of that branches where wackos and thought they could heal infections, cancer and other stuff, and hence you are neglecting the parts of it that works very well.
E.g. setting a dsilocated joint. Your experience if I set a dislocated shoulder or a Chiropracticer or an Orthopedic will be the same: as we all will use one of the three standard techniques ... facepalm again.

It helps to know something about the topic you post to ... just an idea.

Regarding your hint about 'scientific' ... no idea to what you aim. There are thousands of studies and in Europe all countries/health insurances pay for consultation of a Chiropracticer ... after all it is a title you only can aquire via a state sanctioned school or university study, resulting in a certificate or a diploma or even a PhD, med.

Comment Re:COBOL isn't hard to learn (Score 1) 371

I was more aiming at the stupit halting problem comment.
I workes with cross translators, in the 1990s there was a system called TXL (the X was a 'joke' for 'transforming', so the whole thing was called 'tree transformation language') I translated a few 100k lines of Modula II into perfectly working C code. I had prefered C++, but that was on an Arcon Archimedes. Translating a game written originally in Pascal on an Atari ST. Not sure why I had Modula II in it ... probably it was converted to Modula II for Macs first, or I mix it up and it was a Pascal to C conversion.

Anyway, as long as languages have similar concepts, procedures/functions in Pascal/Modula versus functions in C and records versus structs, the transmorgifying is straight forward.

Comment Re:COBOL isn't hard to learn (Score 1) 371

While COBOL programmers are in demand, the demand is not very high.
And banks actually do train programmers, every company does.
So: the main reason why the demand is low: the COBOL systems simply run. And is why they don't get replaced. Why would I replace a program which only get changed once, around 1998, over the course of the last 30 - 40 years?
Hu? Banking is a well known domain since a few thousand years.
The requirements for data processing backends rarely change. When I did Y2K reengineering I had code in my hands that literally never was touched/changed since it was considered good enough to go into production.

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