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General Q&A about programming, scripting, software design & architecture, process, tools, testing, and more.

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Should a salt be stored in the same database as the hash?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by jla‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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What is HEAD in Git?

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  last activity 16d ago by hkotsubo‭

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What is the purpose of `if __name__ == '__main__'`?

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by J-hen‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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Should I check if pointer parameters are null pointers?

4 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Dirk Herrmann‭

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Different behavior with relative imports when using flask vs py

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by luap42‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by ajv‭

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Is strcpy dangerous and what should be used instead?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by J-hen‭

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Can regex be used to check if input conforms to a very strict subset of HTML?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by jla‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Stephen C‭

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Are there best practices for sticking conditions in WHERE clauses vs the JOIN statement?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by klutt‭

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What is undefined behavior and how does it work?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Lundin‭

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What does the "\s" shorthand match?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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Scheme for cross-platform warning control?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by dmckee‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Someone‭

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Destroy std::mutex referenced but not owned by std::unique_lock?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Estela‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Angew‭

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What does the static keyword do in C?

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Lundin‭

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Is it possible to undo a git reset?

2 answers  ·  posted 23d ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 23d ago by Alexei‭

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Are there references in C?

4 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by klutt‭

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Is it dangerous to use json.loads on untrusted data?

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by ajv‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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How to override default string formatter?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by luser‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Alexei‭

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Path separator for Atom / JavaScript on Windows

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by A. Donda‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Is there a way to estimate the execution time of a statement in MySQL?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by meriton‭

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Is MISRA-C useful outside safety-critical and embedded programming?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by ghost-in-the-zsh‭

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How can I emulate regular expression's branch reset in Java?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by hkotsubo‭

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Should I cast to (void) when I do not use the return value

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Kami‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Why don't format specifiers work with lists, dictionaries and other objects?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by sth‭

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What is CPU endianness?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Lundin‭

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How do I find the order that yields the shortest path?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by matthewb‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by matthewb‭

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How to choose backend technology for my project?

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by aditya98‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Matthewericfisher‭

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What is a good modern language to use for a Business Rules project?

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by meriton‭

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How can I define a method on [&mut T] where T: MyTrait?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by wizzwizz4‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by r~~‭