Schroedingers Cat

South East England

boredwithchurch.info

Age: 51

25+ years in software development.

6 years on an HCI PhD.

20+ years married.

19 years a parent.

I can cope with anything.

Check out my short story

Apr
8
comment Equation (expression) parser with precedence?
Wow - it's nice to know that the "Dragon book" is still discussed. I remember studying it - and reading it all through - at university, 30 years ago.
Apr
7
comment Wix Installer Execute Program after installation failing with error 2896
Thank you! I thought I had tried all styles of this parameter, but this does it. I did have problems with it requiring elevated privileges, which might have thrown me off track at the appropriate point.
Apr
7
accepted Wix Installer Execute Program after installation failing with error 2896
Apr
2
asked Wix Installer Execute Program after installation failing with error 2896
Mar
23
accepted How can I find out whether the Field List is currently visible in a DevExpress PivotGrid control
Mar
23
answered How can I find out whether the Field List is currently visible in a DevExpress PivotGrid control
Mar
16
asked Can my wix installer detect whether SQL server any version is installed on a computer?
Mar
11
asked Wix Custom action - debugging
Mar
8
awarded Yearling
Mar
8
awarded Yearling
Mar
4
awarded Popular Question
Feb
13
comment Is there a shorter/simpler version of the for loop to anything x times?
The Enumerable .Repeat works perfectly for what I needed here. I would presume it is more efficient than generating this number of entries.
Feb
9
accepted Dynamic creation of object instances
Feb
6
comment Dynamic creation of object instances
I am not ruling DynamicObject out. The aim is to provide a more maintainable system for developers, and an efficient system in the field. I suppose my concern is that the Try aspects of the dynamic object might prove expensive in terms of run-time performance.
Feb
6
comment Dynamic creation of object instances
It is the scale of the creation dynamicism that worries me. For just one or two, decorators are clear. For small objects with dynamic functionality, the DynamicObject is appropriate. But these will be large, highly dynamic objects (with large, highly dynamic child objects!), so it seemed worth while asking for insight.
Feb
6
comment Dynamic creation of object instances
I did look at decorators. My concern was whether adding 20 decorators to an object would be appropriate and efficient. I think most of the interactions could be managed by this process, adding sets of functions.
Feb
6
asked Dynamic creation of object instances
Jan
29
asked How can I find out whether the Field List is currently visible in a DevExpress PivotGrid control
Jan
28
awarded Nice Answer
Jan
26
awarded Yearling
1 2 3 4 5