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Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names

peterpi Re:OT: why is "all caps" in all caps? (773 comments)

People write all sorts of tech-related nouns in all caps. "LINUX" suffers from this quite a lot, as does "LUA".

more than 4 years ago

Major Snow Leopard Bug Said To Delete User Data

peterpi BBC (353 comments)

The BBC is also reporting it here.

more than 5 years ago

Mainstream Press "Cringes" At Win7 Launch Parties

peterpi Re:The best way to use windows ... (830 comments)

Somebody will probably say "Oh I'll write you a C# app to do that. It'll be brilliant because it's written in C#"

more than 5 years ago

While Coding, How Often Do You Refer To Language Docs?

peterpi Re:Never... (303 comments)

I find myself looking through K&R for a particular function about once every, say, 2 weeks. More often than not it's for a standard library function rather than something for the language itself, and it'll be for something very specific (e.g. does function x return a signed/unsigned int, or a size_t?). And that's after 8 years of full time, 40 hours-a-week coding :)

Likewise for TCPPPL, or more commonly http://cplusplus.com/reference/

more than 5 years ago

20 Years of MS Word and Why It Should Die a Swift Death

peterpi Re:Missing the point (843 comments)

Because 14 years ago, half of slashdot weren't even born.

more than 5 years ago

The Amazing World of Software Version Numbers

peterpi Re:FFx2 (321 comments)

so windows 98 is 14 times better than win 7?


more than 5 years ago



peterpi peterpi writes  |  more than 8 years ago

peterpi writes "UK Mega-Grocer Tesco has announced it will launch six software packages later this month, with a budget price of 20 UKP ($37). The titles will include an office suite & photo editing tool. "When it comes to software there is little choice and prices are high," said Tesco buyer Daniel Cook. Read more here."


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