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  1. I normally use valgrind to check for things like this. It walks through your program and gives dynamic warnings on uninitialized variables and also memory leaks
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    SOPA protests (dumb idea)

    Yeah just like all of those people who protested their workplaces by not working. Not only is this pointless, it only hurts themselves because they lost the wages they would have earned. They would be better off working, then sending a letter to their congressmen on their break. These kind of strikes have never accomplished anything. Oh wait a minute...
  3. I LOVE that feature of Linux and get frustrated when I can't do that on Windows.
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    Purchasing A Game

    I honestly don't buy games very often any more. I moreso just replay the best of the ones I already have, especially Oblivion. I also still play Age of Empires 2 regularly. Maybe when I finally graduate I'll catch up on buying new games . So you're saying that you decide to buy games either ahead of time, or not ahead of time?
  5. As a long-time SDL user, that's good to know! Here's hoping for an OpenGL backend.
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    Linux use and development, finally...

    I use vim for my day job, but for fun programming, I use Eclipse, which I actually prefer to Visual Studio - though I haven't used VS since the 2005 version. One nice thing about developing with Eclipse on Linux is that you can install the IDE with any plugins, and any libraries you want through the package manager and not have to worry about adding headers and libs to your path or anything like that. Also Eclipse has tons of plugins for anything you could want. It supports many different source control systems, many different languages, and I even write papers in Eclipse with the LaTeX plugin. It also has a valgrind plugin which I don't think VS has.
  7. My siblings and I played the Pokemon card game when we were quite young (8-15), and it was simple enough for us to pick up. It was quite fun, and this thread makes me think I should try Magic. Too bad I don't have any geeky friends any more.
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    Windows XP: Is it dead yet?

    If you need the latest features of graphics cards, and still want to support Windows XP, you can always use OpenGL. But really, I think that the type of people who want the latest graphics and those that use out dated operating systems are fairly disjoint sets.
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    Designing a game engine...

    If you have a license for the C4 engine, why not just make a game instead of an engine? You'd have more chance for success and have something more useful when you are done IMHO.
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    I Hate Type inferrence.

    Quote:Original post by Telastyn Quote:Original post by Simian Man Quote:Original post by Telastyn That said, I tend to actively dislike type inference. Makes code harder to grok, makes it a little easier to break at runtime, for what? 20 seconds less typing... once. Harder to grok perhaps, but the strong, static type inference systems of Haskell or Objective Caml are extremely hard to break at runtime. To be clear I was talking about writing code (or changing/maintaining code) where everything compiles nicely (the type inference resolves to something that still 'works') but does not do what the author intended. Still hard to do (and harder to do in Haskell than... C# for example), but easier than in non-inferred scenarios. I knew what you meant, but that is much, much rarer in any ML-based type system than in a C-based, explicit type system. Pointers or references pointing to things you're not expecting is practically impossible in Ocaml for example, while it is perhaps the biggest source of runtime errors in C-based languages.
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    I Hate Type inferrence.

    Quote:Original post by Telastyn That said, I tend to actively dislike type inference. Makes code harder to grok, makes it a little easier to break at runtime, for what? 20 seconds less typing... once. Harder to grok perhaps, but the strong, static type inference systems of Haskell or Objective Caml are extremely hard to break at runtime.
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    Help with GNU bison

    I don't see any way to have more than one line in a file as main seems to match only one line of input. You probably want something like: program : line program | ; line : '\n' | directive '\n' | variable '\n' | anysequence '\n' { yyerror("Syntax error."); } ;
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    Linux Install Problems

    Quote:Original post by soitsthateasy Dude! Worked like a charm :D ++rating; Great! :)
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    Linux Install Problems

    Hmm I haven't had that problem, though I've heard of others having it. Are other things slow, or just Firefox? If it's just Firefox, you could try this which seems to work for some people.
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    Linux Install Problems

    I use Fedora full time on all my computers so post back if you have any more troubles :).
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