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Jun
25
answered find the set of common files between several directories?
Jun
25
revised find the set of common files between several directories?
added drupal tag
Jun
25
revised Rationale for making user space text segment start at 0x8048000
spelling and a little layout
Jun
22
comment Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
@Levon: I'm not arguing for C here - au contraire! I'm criticizing the way the argument is presented in a biased way. The intention to make C look bad is obvious if you know a little C. That doesn't mean that I would suggest C over Python. You can read my answer to see what I suggest.
Jun
22
comment Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
@psusi: I'm not sure, but from the name I would interfere, that this is 13 years old news.
Jun
22
comment Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
@Levon: You want to teach a beginner C in the 1989 standard? The return 0 is obsolete in main now, afaik, to make it more easy for beginners. I cannot imagine another argument for allowing to omit the header of stdio.h too. Whether this is a good idea is another question. But if you present a beginner such a comparison in such suggestive way is imho bad habit. It wasn't me who focussed on short code. If you do so - don't make the concurrent look bad with dirty tricks. If you don't know the concurrent good enough, leave it altogether.
Jun
22
revised Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
List 2 wasn't correctly layed out as list
Jun
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
Jun
22
comment Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
@psusi: I'm compiling like this: gcc -std=c99 sample.c -o sample, testing like this: ./sample && echo "fine" || echo "garbage" and get as result: Hello World fine - how do you compile, how do you test, and what is your result?
Jun
21
comment Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
@Levon: My sample was made a oneliner by the software of SE, it wasn't meant as oneliner. And don't blame C for your missing knowledge - a missing return is implicitly interpreted as return 0 - what is the implicit return of your python code, or doesn't it return? Shouldn't the Python program be started with a shebang? You can "optimize" programs by leaving out things ...
Jun
21
revised Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
Too many uppercase words - german influence!
Jun
21
answered Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
Jun
21
comment Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
Your comparison is very biased. The C-Example, can be reduced to int main () { puts ("Hello World"); } and on the other hand, I have seen python-code with ` __main__` -boilerplate too.
Jun
21
comment Which programming language is best to begin with as a total beginner?
If limited knowledge in QBasic is in any kind limiting for your decision, maybe you should learn QBasic? Perhaps to the full, and then learn something else completely.
Jun
21
revised Multivariable For Loops
added alternatives: while, cat, paste
Jun
20
revised Multivariable For Loops
stroke
Jun
20
comment Multivariable For Loops
Well - I'm sorry, I'm very much acting without fundament here. I thought I heared so, but maybe it is only the < compared to cat. And I'm unsure how to test it, and when it will become semantically important. If pipes are invoked, variables in subprocesses don't bubble up to the main process, but we don't have variables here. I strike through the critical sentence, until somebody can clarify it.
Jun
20
answered Multivariable For Loops
Jun
20
revised How to clean up the RAM memory that is being used as cache memory?
spelling & syntax
Jun
19
answered How to clean up the RAM memory that is being used as cache memory?