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Edit Post #291708 Initial revision 1 day ago
Answer A: Where to place digit separators in C23?
This probably makes for a thoroughly unsatisfying answer, but there's probably far stronger cultural pressure than technical pressure. In European-derived cultures, we mostly group numbers by powers of one thousand as you suggest, and anybody doing something else should either have an extremely good...
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1 day ago
Comment Post #291557 Exactly, and I apologize for the imprecise term. By "private," I only mean some space where it's not quickly discoverable by the general community. You're absolutely right that it shouldn't ever be *unavailable* to the public, or else that directly invites abuse.
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13 days ago
Edit Post #291557 Initial revision 17 days ago
Answer A: Don't close questions for lack of detail/confusion
As a newcomer here, I'd like to suggest two additional issues that weigh in favor of closing unworkable questions. First, a site that wants to grow its community needs to moderate its content. If not, prospective users will get one look at a pile of garbage questions with no activity and turn rig...
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17 days ago
Edit Post #291470 Initial revision 30 days ago
Answer A: Testing an opaque type's internals
I'd propose (and have generally used, back when I worked on C projects) a fourth option that I don't think gets too far out of line. If I understand the situation correctly, that you want to test how an "object" reacts under a barrage of test conditions, independent of the rest of the software, then...
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30 days ago
Edit Post #291459 Initial revision about 1 month ago
Answer A: How to sort the output of meta / slash commands in `psql`?
It's been a while, but the answer is "yes and no," I believe. No: The describe-schema command doesn't (last I heard) allow any modification. Yes: The describe-schema command also doesn't do anything that a `SELECT` statement from `informationschema` doesn't do, so something like this should w...
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about 1 month ago