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.NET server object instance: Singleton vs Per Call vs Per Client in the context of a 2 tier architecture

Note: This is a theoretical question weighing up the pros and cons of server object instancing, the tier architecture is not the topic of the question. My question is simply whether my thoughts are ...
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Is there a programming language which requires argument qualifiers (reference/value) to be specified at the call point?

For quite a long time now, I have been using a calling convention from C++ google style guide, which boils down to the following: "[for a function] arguments are values or const references while ...
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What's the REAL benefit of using CDECL? (more specifically pushing instead of reg-ing)

So, I'm learning assembly, and I've come to know the ABIs and i got some basics tests working using the cdecl calling convention to use the c's stdlib under nasm. But I've seen other Calling ...
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Why do programs use call stacks, if nested function calls can be inlined?

Why not have the compiler take a program like this: function a(b) { return b^2 }; function c(b) { return a(b) + 5 }; and convert it into a program like this: function c(b) { return b^2 + 5 }; ...
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What argument passing mechanism does python use, and where is this officially documented?

As far as I am aware, python is generally referred to as 'call-by-sharing', but does it implement this with call-by-value (like Java) or call-by-reference? or something else? I would appreciate if ...
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Where is it specified that Java is call by value?

I know that Java is by default call-by-value but I am not sure where in the Java Language Specification this is addressed. Google searching only seems to find me unofficial sources but never points to ...
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Where does `this` go in a x64 thiscall?

So I understand that thiscall doesn't really exist in x64 programming. However, I can't really find any definitive explanation as to where the this pointer is put to be passed to the callee. Is a x64 ...
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Which arguments pass by value and which pass by reference in Java?

I am starting to learn Java with the Java Trails tutorials offered by Oracle. I am in the section where it talks about passing arguments to methods The Java™ Tutorials: Passing Information to a Method ...