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  • Blog Post: Begging the question

    In my last post I described the syllogism " Photogenic people look good in photograps; Michelle Pfeiffer is photogenic; therefore, Michelle Pfeiffer looks good in photographs " as "begging the question". A few people commented on that, so I thought I'd address this point of English usage. In modern...
  • Blog Post: What is this thing you call "thread safe"?

    Caveat: I am not an expert on multi-threading programming. In fact, I wouldn't even say that I am competent at it. My whole career, I've needed to write code to spin up a secondary worker thread probably less than half a dozen times. So take everything I say on the subject with some skepticism. A...
  • Blog Post: Preventing third-party derivation, part one

    In this episode of FAIC, a conversation I had with a C# user recently. Next time, some further thoughts on how to use the CLR security system in this sort of scenario. Him: I have this abstract class defined in one assembly: // Assembly FooBar.DLL public abstract class Foo { internal abstract void...
  • Blog Post: What are the VBScript reference semantics for object members?

    Clearly in order for VBScript to support variable referencing there has to be a variable to reference.   Consider our earlier example:   Sub Change(ByRef XYZ)    XYZ = 5 End Sub Dim ABC ABC = 123 Change ABC ...
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