Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test! ×

Comment Re:How long (Score 1) 316

Seriously this time, consider the following Unix timestamp:
120314165174Z

The "Z" means the Z timezone which is basically a short for UTC.

Now, airplane pilots and military often spell as follow:
tap: tango alfa papa
zoo: zulu oscar oscar

So, the Z timezone slowly became the "Zulu" timezone.

Denoting UTC as Z began around 1950 and it simply means "zero offset" to UTC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Re:Sounds like real listings (Score 1) 36

Hello dear Sir,

It is me! The electrician ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H locksmith!

I can assure you that I am fully legit and competent and that I possesse all certifications.

Fell free to call me anytime in full confidence, I guarantee your full satisfaction.

Also, do not believe all the fake news you read on the Internet. I am afraid that this article might impact me and make it harder for me to take care of my nine kids and my wife.

Thank you dear Sir,

Comment Re:Java is garbage (Score 1) 245

Damn, I posted basically the same thing above. See here:

https://slashdot.org/comments....

I am surprised that java developers don't seem to know how to create output parameters. As stated in my first post above, I am not saying this is a good idea but here is how you do it if you need to:

int[] out1 = new int[1];
int[] out2 = new int[1];
int[] out3 = new int[1];

void setOutParameters(int[] v1,int[] v2, int[] v3) {
    v1[0] = 1;
    v2[0] = 2;
    v3[0] = 3;
}

setOutParameters(out1,out2,out3);

System.out.println(out1[0] + "" + out2[0] + " " + out3[0]); // prints "1 2 3"

Comment Re: Twitter and Scala (Score 0) 245

This is silly, for:

1. pass by reference (yah, probably not happening, but if I can choose only one, I'd take it.)
2. output variables. Sometimes you don't want to make yet another class/struct/etc.

an array will make a fine wrapper object and make the intention clear if you ever need to do this which is rare.

int firstNumber = 24;
int secondNumber = 26;
int[] result = new int[1];

add (firstNumber,secondNumber,result);

System.out.println(result[0]); // prints 50

void add(int firstNumber,int secondNumber,int[] result) {
    result[0] = firstNumber + secondNumber;
}

I do have a String library that use use the passed StringBuilder as an input/output parameters to avoid creating new builders and strings on every string operation although.

Slashdot Top Deals

Work continues in this area. -- DEC's SPR-Answering-Automaton

Working...