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Top new questions this week:

Why is 0[0] syntactically valid?

Why is this line valid in javascript ? var a = 0[0]; After that, a is undefined.

javascript  
asked by Michael 53 votes
answered by jfriend00 69 votes

Where do gradle unit tests for Google app engine expect persistence.xml?

I have created a Google app engine project using an maven archetype project with the Datanucleus JPA provider, essentially following the Google app engine documentation. Everything works fine when ...

java google-app-engine jpa junit gradle  
asked by itchee 40 votes
answered by skullkid 7 votes

Why does this Java 8 lambda fail to compile?

The following Java code fails to compile: @FunctionalInterface private interface BiConsumer<A, B> { void accept(A a, B b); } private static void takeBiConsumer(BiConsumer<String, ...

java lambda compiler-errors java-8 void  
asked by Brian Gordon 39 votes
answered by assylias 50 votes

Why does toString fail to produce the correct value on an immutable BigDecimal?

import java.math.BigDecimal; import java.math.RoundingMode; public class BigDecimalTest { public static void main (String[] args) { // 4.88...e+888 (1817 digits) BigDecimal x = new ...

java bigdecimal  
asked by MikeM 28 votes
answered by Marco13 17 votes

Is it more efficient to perform a range check by casting to uint instead of checking for negative values?

I stumbled upon this piece of code in .NET's List source code: // Following trick can reduce the range check by one if ((uint) index >= (uint)_size) { ...

c# performance micro-optimization numeric-conversion range-checking  
asked by enzi 26 votes
answered by Damien_The_Unbeliever 22 votes

ArrayList<Integer> takes String

public class Main { public static void main(String[] args) { ArrayList<Integer> ar = new ArrayList<Integer>(); List l = new ArrayList(); l.add("a"); ...

java arraylist collections  
asked by user2697032 26 votes
answered by Jon Skeet 46 votes

Why filter() after flatMap() is "not completely" lazy in Java streams?

I have the following sample code: System.out.println( "Result: " + Stream.of(1, 2, 3) .filter(i -> { System.out.println(i); ...

java lambda java-8 java-stream  
asked by Vadym S. Khondar 23 votes
answered by Holger 12 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

I am trying to use Notepad++ as my all-in-one tool edit, run, compile, etc. I have JRE installed, and I have setup my path variable to the .../bin directory. When I run my "Hello world" in ...

java jvm notepad++  
asked by ERJAN 582 votes
answered by Juha Palomäki 841 votes

Split a string in C++?

What's the most elegant way to split a string in C++? The string can be assumed to be composed of words separated by whitespace. (Note that I'm not interested in C string functions or that kind of ...

c++ split c++-faq stdstring  
asked by Ashwin 1257 votes
answered by Zunino 653 votes

Can you answer these?

How to define a proper data structure for a parameter set

I need a data structure for the following: In a device that has memory slots, each of the slots has a set of parameters. These parameters have different types. The list of possible parameters is ...

f#  
asked by Mathias Weyel 5 votes

How can I pass RTS options to runghc?

For ghci, I can limit the memory ghci can use by $ ghci +RTS -M10m -RTS When I compile the whole program, I can $ ghc -rtsopts a.hs then $ ./a +RTS -M10m How can I do this for runghc a.hs? ...

haskell ghc  
asked by Yosh 6 votes

Allowing correlation parameters in gls to depend on grouping factor

Below there's a MWE of the issue I'm encountering. I'm using the Orthodont dataset from the nlme package which consists of 4 measurements for 27 children (16 girls, 11 boys). To model the correlation ...

r nlme  
asked by johansteen 5 votes
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