Patrick

Antwerp, Belgium

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Age: 49

Die-hard developer.
Not afraid to go low-level (even down to assembly when needed during debugging).
Prefers readable code over short, complex, 'would-be-smart', unreadable code.
Musical preferences: EBM (Front 242), Synthpop (Human League, Heaven 17), Electronic stuff (Kraftwerk) and most things that don't fit mainstream (Severed Heads, Isao Tomita).
Likes 80's pinballs (Comet, High Speed)

Jul
24
comment Which bitset implementation should I use for maximum performance?
@MooingDuck: True. I use typedef's to simplify migration from one type to another, but not to make it effortless. I also use typedef's for collections so I can hide the real implementation (list, vector, deque, ...), which reduces the real code changes with about 90% if I ever change container type.
Jul
17
awarded Scholar
Jul
17
accepted Looking for watch that monitors sleep, can wake me up at best moment, and doesn't need to be recharged every day
Jul
2
awarded Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded Curious
Jul
2
awarded Curious
Jun
26
awarded Student
Jun
25
awarded Supporter
Jun
24
asked Looking for watch that monitors sleep, can wake me up at best moment, and doesn't need to be recharged every day
Jun
24
awarded Autobiographer
Jun
14
awarded Enlightened
Jun
13
awarded Nice Answer
May
6
awarded Nice Question
May
6
asked Getting the highest value of an enum
Apr
29
awarded Notable Question
Apr
8
awarded Popular Question
Mar
27
answered Using object members before object is constructed
Mar
27
comment Are compilers built with previous version of themselves protected from code injection?
Possibly. What about: are conveyor belt systems build in factories using a conveyor belt? Are robots built using robots (or are they made by hand)? Are computers designed using computers (or drawn on paper)?
Mar
5
comment Generic WebService (SOAP) client library for C++
@Didac, I used .Net to dynamically generate stub class. You need to look at the ServiceDescriptionImporter class.
Feb
12
awarded Nice Question
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