Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 15:07 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "I've been programming professionally for about 3 years at this point, and I've noticed some interesting patterns in other programmers I've worked with. One of the key differentiators among programmers is motivation. I'm not referring to an individual's passion to simply be successful in their career, but rather the type of work they want to pursue. The thing they want to do with computers every day, the types of problems they are interested in solving."
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RE: Sad Truth
by phreck on Tue 25th Sep 2012 08:39 UTC in reply to "Sad Truth"
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Why so complicated:

int abs (int val) {
return val<0 ? -val : val;


template <typename T>
T abs (T const &val) {
return val<0 ? -val : val;

and squaring the number first is, in the real world, prone to overflow and assumes the presence of a square rooter.

But I am glad you and your friendly colleague enjoyed your sadism over that poor soul.

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