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by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 9:46 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python tricks
Replies: 118
Views: 15057

Re: Python tricks

And how was debugging? I understand if you don't want to talk about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_by_contract Hardware engineers solved this problem some time ago. A random google  Faulty requirements definition. Client-developer communication failures. Deliberate deviations from softwar...
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 8:38 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python tricks
Replies: 118
Views: 15057

Re: Python tricks

If you define good API interfaces it's worth it?

I don't mind since having become accustomed to using NAG libraries and Hollerith cards in the old days.

More recently:

VBA/Excel and C dlls
C# to C++ via C++/CLI

Trump<-> Putin translator (I don't see the former learning po-russki any time soon).
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stuff that Physics_(+ &)_mathematicS can explain
Replies: 19
Views: 4643

Re: Stuff that Physics_(+ &)_mathematicS can explain

ie:  what was before the big bang ?
Was there a big bang?
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 11:42 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python tricks
Replies: 118
Views: 15057

Re: Python tricks

#include <boost/python/module.hpp> #include <boost/python/def.hpp> char const* greet() {    return "hello, world"; } BOOST_PYTHON_MODULE(hello_ext) {     using namespace boost::python;     def("greet", greet); This seems to be a common issue.. This code does not build because it cannot find pyconfi...
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2009
Views: 89455

Re: Stupid question of the day

I once had a girlfriend.
You're full of surprises. (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
Mary Ellen Moffat. She broke my heart.
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 10:49 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python tricks
Replies: 118
Views: 15057

Re: Python tricks

I haven't seen it used very widely. Where I work, if the performance offered by Python with Numpy with Pandas with TensorFlow is not good enough, someone writes the core part in C++ and exposes it to Python via Swig. I am not a compiler builder but I reckon not everything can be optimised by Numba ...
by Cuchulainn
July 14th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2920
Views: 81907

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The undocumented Irish..
Illegal Mexicans

Something out of kilter there.
by Cuchulainn
July 14th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2009
Views: 89455

Re: Stupid question of the day


Cuch, I see now why you are so fond of the EU.
What I like most is when people hassle me I say "It's EU law". Works every time.
by Cuchulainn
July 14th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 483
Views: 9908

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

"at least he will try"


Boris Johnson always had a Churchillian complex, but I didn't expect him to aspire to have another Gallipoli.
And the vast majority of the British people before and after WWII despised him.
by Cuchulainn
July 14th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2009
Views: 89455

Re: Stupid question of the day

Shall I suggest an edit to this website to include his Wilmott number?
yes! My Wilmott number is 1.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs ... wilm.10366

Sleeping in beds doesn't count.
by Cuchulainn
July 14th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Melodic Metal
Replies: 414
Views: 25975

Re: Melodic Metal

Up in Friesland yesterday (Dokkem Open Air). King Diamond etc Junior's "Knighst of Spamalot" played a medley of Brave SIr Robin. Britney Spears and FinnTroll. The lead singer is special. https://www.waldnet.nl/repo/1561847642/23.jpg Sad news; the bass guitarist in Spamalot died last night in a fire...
by Cuchulainn
July 14th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2009
Views: 89455

Re: Stupid question of the day

Not bad! I will refrain from the obvious school-boy jokes. Saint Catherines connection?

I once had a girlfriend whose name was Mosley. She used to go on about uncle Oswald all the time.. Not everyone can say that.
by Cuchulainn
July 14th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 483
Views: 9908

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

You mean like this guy?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ORNfD8e_sk

At least the Incumbents seem to be financially independent so they won't care one way or the other. There's always journalism and the tour if things go pear-shaped.
by Cuchulainn
July 14th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 483
Views: 9908

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

The Oxford Union was a place where bluster, self-belief and rhetorical flourish trounced detail, groundwork and planning. David McWillliams, Irish Times July 6 2019 Not how the technocratic, detail-oriented graduates of the College of Europe have been trained. Not so much bluff nor swashbuckling. (...
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