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I go by Husoski, both here and at Yahoo! Answers. Don't ask about the handle. It's complicated.
I've been programming since the punched card days, starting with APL as a first language. (No, contrary to folklore, APL is not a "write-only language".) Lately, I use mostly Python, C++ and Java, though I have lots of experience in C and several assembler languages and can answer basic questions in C#, VB, Mangled (uh, "managed", I guess) C++, and some others.
I like OOP, but don't believe that it's the only way to code. I like Knuth better than Sedgewick (both are good), Dilbert better than xkcd (both are good), C# better than VB (at least one is good).
I think that the "goto" statement has a place in programming, just not a prominent place, and that reinventing the wheel is responsible for safer and more efficient wheels. Reinventing the 1/4"-20 hex nut is still stupid, mostly, and results in expensive auto parts. ("The whole is less than the sum of the parts", at least price-wise.)
I like to read articles and posts with intelligently differing opinions. One or more good things can happen: I could learn something new, or I can by reexamination learn more about a position that I continue to hold. It's possible for intelligent people to disagree. (This is something that politicans of all stripes and nationalities should learn.)
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Re: Introducing Husoski
Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:16 AM
Welcome, Husoski! It certainly sounds like you've got a lot of experience, and hopefully we can learn a thing or two! I mainly frequent the Java and Computer Science forums, but I do occasionally dabble in PHP. I've never heard of Mangled before. I look forward to seeing you around the community!
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