Petruza

Argentina

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comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
You're right, it's only logical for a left to right writing system as the roman alphabet, which I guess is used by almost every programming language, if not all.
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asked Toggle mirroring from secondary display prior to Mavericks dual menubar?
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comment Why would a C executable be smaller when compared to C++ executable
Actually streams are not a C++ language feature as many believe, they're just template classes with the bitshifting operators << and >> overloaded.
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comment Why would a C executable be smaller when compared to C++ executable
It's not "the same hello world program", they are two different programs. You should compile the C program with a C++ compiler and see what happens. People tend to assume that for a program to be in C++ it has to use streams and not printf.
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comment Why is it written LIU in Pinyin, when there's clearly an O sound?
Ok the best answer I've read is that choosing liu instead of liou was just to save one letter. And that this couldn't be done with you -> yu (or iu) because there's already a yu syllable and that would be ambiguous.
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comment Why is it written LIU in Pinyin, when there's clearly an O sound?
I know Pinyin is not perfect, if such a concept can be defined in linguistics. It's not a question of perfection or even quality of Pinyin, it's about a double standard for you and liu, for example. Both have the same exact vowel pronunciation in chinese but have different spellings in pinyin. You could argue that they may not have the same exact pronunciation, but the difference in spelling certainly doesn't reflect that, anyway.
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