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  1. Nov 2021
    1. Calling a software convention "pretty 90s" somewhat undermines your position. Quite a lot of well-designed software components are older than that. If something is problematic, it would be more useful to argue its faults. When someone cites age to justify change, I usually find that they're inexperienced and don't fully understand the issues or how their proposed change would impact other people.
  2. Oct 2021
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    1. '...ee' is usually paired with an '..er', isn't it? Employee/Employer, Trainee/Trainer. I wouldn't use Coachee because to me, it implies you're a Coacher, not a Coach.

      Just because "...ee" is usually paired with an "...er" word doesn't mean it can never be paired with a non-"-er", non-"-or" word.

      I'm sure there are many examples of inconsistencies in English that we could point at to make that point...

    1. Wooow! Have you passed this level with or without tools?

      Are they expecting the post author has written/found a tool to programmatically find the optimal solution?? That is something I would think to do but seems so unlikely to expect a general player to do that, or to think that such a tool even exists.

  7. May 2021
  8. Apr 2021
    1. can be easily invoked directly from shell prompt or script

      Can't expect / unbuffer / etc. (whatever this is attempting to contrast itself with) be easily invoked directly from shell prompt or script too??

      Okay, I guess you have to know more about how expect is invoked to understand what they mean. One glance at the examples, comparing them, and all becomes clear:

      #!/bin/sh
      empty -f -i in -o out telnet foo.bar.com
      empty -w -i out -o in "ogin:" "luser\n"
      

      I didn't realize that expect required/expected (no pun intended) to be used in scripts with its own shebang line:

      #!/usr/bin/expect
      
      spawn telnet foo.bar.com 
      expect ogin {send luser\r}
      

      That does make it less easy/normal to use expect within a shell script.

      I was coming to the expect project from/for the unbuffer command, which by contrast, is quite easy to include/use in a shell script -- almost the same as empty, in fact. (Seems like almost a mismatch to have unbuffer command in expect toolkit then. Or is expect command the only odd one out in that toolkit?)

    1. Although echo "$@" prints the arguments with spaces in between, that's due to echo: it prints its arguments with spaces as separators.

      due to echo adding the spaces, not due to the spaces already being present

      Tag: not so much:

      whose responsibility is it? but more: what handles this / where does it come from? (how exactly should I word it?)

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    1. messy

      what does this actually mean in this context?

      ah, I see elaboration further down...

      Visually it's a mess, though thankfully there are no surprise traps. However, sometimes lasers would camouflage into the dungeon irritatingly.

      Yes, it does look pretty ugly.

  9. Mar 2021
    1. I decided a couple of months ago to look for a way to work on faastRuby full time. Today is October 1st, 2019, and I am excited to announce that I am bringing faastRuby into Shopify.
  10. Feb 2021
    1. While I certainly don’t think that all configuration should be “self hosted” in this kind of way

      how is it "self hosted"? in what way?

      I think I found the answer here https://github.com/rails/sprockets/blob/master/UPGRADING.md:

      One benefit of using a manifest.js file for this type of configuration is that now Sprockets is using Sprockets to understand what files need to be generated instead of a non-portable framework-specific interface.

      So it is "self-hosted" in that Sprockets is using Sprockets itself for this...?

    1. Our mission is to allow people to make money via educational efforts and to dedicate the rest of their time to creating great open source products.

      What does this mean exactly? "Our mission is to allow people to make money via educational efforts"

    1. I disagree, but I can't downvote it, because it is an important POV.

      What do you disagree with? Why? Why don't you share why? Apparently not the "answer" part, because you can downvote that, so you must mean one of the comments. Which one? Why is it an important POV?

  11. Jan 2021
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  13. Nov 2020
    1. This is Sass based, and therefore doesn't require Svelte components

      Just because we could make Svelte wrapper components for each Material typography [thing], doesn't mean we should.

      Compare:

      • material-ui [react] did make wrapper components for typography.

        • But why did they? Is there a technical reason why they couldn't just do what svelte-material-ui did (as in, something technical that Svelte empowers/allows?), or did they just not consider it?
      • svelte-material-ui did not.

        • And they were probably wise to not do so. Just reuse the existing work from the Material team so that there's less work for you to keep in sync and less chance of divergence.
  14. Oct 2020
    1. “"

      Which character is this referring to exactly?

      It looks like the empty string, which wouldn't make sense.

      https://www.postgresql.org/docs/13/functions-matching.html only lists these 2:

      If pattern does not contain percent signs or underscores, then the pattern only represents the string itself; in that case LIKE acts like the equals operator. An underscore (_) in pattern stands for (matches) any single character; a percent sign (%) matches any sequence of zero or more characters.

    1. There are other features you *could* actually polyfill, such as Array.of, Number.isNaN or Object.assign, because those don’t introduce syntax changes to the language – except that you shouldn’t.
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    1. of, relating to, or being a grammatical case or form expressing means or agency

      I really need an example of this!

      It seems unusual that they specifically mention "a grammatical case or form". I've never seen a definition before that is anything like this one.

      How is this different from definition 1?

  20. Apr 2020
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    1. The standard error (the standard deviation of the distribution of sample means) has this formula:

      Tex command for the standard deviation of the sample mean

  22. Dec 2019
    1. The x mark is also sometimes used for this purpose (most notably on election ballot papers, e.g. in the United Kingdom), but otherwise usually indicates "no", incorrectness, or failure.
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    1. which are fired to the sample by an energetic laser pulseand result in a deformation volume on the order of 1,000mm

      What does this mean

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    1. in order to advise on such matters a man must be keenly interested in the methods worked out in other lands.