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A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift

slashdice Re:Just what we needed... (72 comments)

What I find interesting is the ability to create new operators. Not just overloading existing ones, but creating new ones that affect parsing -- prefix, postfix, or infix with custom precedence and associativity.

Custom operators can begin with one of the ASCII characters [list of punctuation dice considers junk characters], or one of the Unicode characters defined in the grammar below. After the first character, combining Unicode characters are also allowed. You can also define custom operators as a sequence of two or more dots (for example, ....). Although you can define custom operators that contain a question mark character (?), they canÃ(TM)t consist of a single question mark character only.

If nothing else, the javascript nee ruby nee php hipsters will give some great examples of why this is a bad idea!

Looking forward to some great fart apps written in ascii art...

3 days ago
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A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift

slashdice self linking content now? (72 comments)

And hosted on source forge. Which makes it the first new source forge project in 6 months.

4 days ago
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A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift

slashdice Yeah but does it run on (72 comments)

The 1.0 syntax was just barely frozen. There are a couple open source swift implementations (check github... you won't find them on source forge!) that are making progress. Not sure how useful it would be without a Cocoa/OpenStep library, though.

4 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

slashdice Who to believe? (389 comments)

How's that hyperloop working out for you? Big on talk, even bigger on fine print.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

slashdice upload to pornhub (268 comments)

I assume these are all hardcore porn or snuff flicks or something else worth digitizing. And not shit 80s movies or your daughter's dance recital.

about a week ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

slashdice Re:Ads (330 comments)

Is this the same specialized Microsoft department that valued skype?

about a week ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

slashdice I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

It's worse than that. The original iphone was 320 x 480. They went retina by doubling it - 640 x 960. No problem, you provide 2x images, everything works great. Then the elongated it to 640 x 1136. still pretty straightforward, though, 2x images with a bit more height. You may need to adjust your layout a bit but no major problems. But now the iphone 6 is 750 x 1334 and 1080 x 1920.

It's like they somehow decided android's fragmentation was a competitive advantage! Oh, and now you provide 3x images and they get downsampled. It will not look as good. Full stop.

Listen Apple, you didn't build a phone that people wanted, you built a phone that the press wanted. Not because they wanted it as a phone, but because they need to write stories about something. These are the same idiots that spent 20 years calling you beleaguered and taking bets on when you would go bankrupt. A larger phone won't do shit except change the narrative from "they need to release a larger phone" to "out of ideas and copying samsung"

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

slashdice Re:Before and After (730 comments)

The iWatch detects skin color.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

slashdice No Dick Tracy calls? (730 comments)

Unless your cock is thicker than your wrist, you can strap your watch to your pecker.

about two weeks ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

slashdice Re:Shortest version (326 comments)

There are people who have food, clothing, and shelter covered. They're not the people who are contributing. (ok, maybe a few basement dwellers and college students are!)

about two weeks ago
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LLVM 3.5 Brings C++1y Improvements, Unified 64-bit ARM Backend

slashdice Re:Is there any point continuing GCC's development (99 comments)

Do you need a metric to determine that pizza tastes better than dog shit? Take a look at the GCC codebase and take a look at the llvm/clang codebase. I don't know how anyone could dispute it. (Even if you hate C++, GCC code emulated C++ and has finally started using C++ directly). GCC intentionally fucked up their code for political reasons (to keep people from bypassing the GPL spirit). llvm/clang also have the advantage of being a newer codebase. Some of GCC's code dates back to the 80s and they assume you may be using a 1986-era SunOS k&r compiler to bootstrap it. Remember how OpenSSL has pages of #ifdefs to support Windows 2.0 or big-endian x86 (no joke)? GCC is just as bad.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

slashdice coffeescript (729 comments)

It's just javascript! Plus the worst parts of python and ruby....

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

slashdice nodejs (729 comments)

pretending synchronous code is magically asynchronous when you add a 10-story callback pyramid.

about two weeks ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

slashdice Re:It's powerful, but.. (118 comments)

the point is, they're built-in functions. Not a library or package, but part of the core language. What other language has a function (let alone two functions) to tell you when easter is?

about three weeks ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

slashdice It's powerful, but.. (118 comments)

holy shit, I thought you were joking.

about three weeks ago

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