Linked by fran on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:36 UTC
Windows Dismayed Windows App developers needed some assurances from Microsoft after news of the following incident got round. They got it.
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RE: what?
by sholst on Tue 16th Nov 2010 01:33 UTC in reply to "what?"
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I will probably regret allowing myself to be goaded into a reply - but here goes.

PreEmptive does indeed have a patent on its renaming algorithm termed "overload induction" which extends typical renaming algorithms based on scope to leverage OO overloading patterns so that methods that have different signatures can be renamed to the same name.

As for obfuscation being "stupid" - i think that's kind of funny since we are using it on smartphones. In fact i just wrote a blog on the "dumbphone" as the first anthropomorphic retronym here -

Edited 2010-11-16 01:52 UTC

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RE[2]: what?
by TheGZeus on Tue 16th Nov 2010 16:52 in reply to "RE: what?"
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Wait, so using OO programming to rename stuff = a new/original idea somehow?

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RE[2]: what?
by Carewolf on Tue 16th Nov 2010 17:11 in reply to "RE: what?"
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Google either already does this on their javascript programs, or they make really really ugly OO stuctures before their obfuscation step.

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RE[2]: what?
by righard on Tue 16th Nov 2010 17:34 in reply to "RE: what?"
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Are you making some really weird offtopic bridge to spam to your blog or am I missing something?

Edited 2010-11-16 17:35 UTC

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