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50 votes
3 answers
10k views

Why are actual parameters called "arguments"?

41 votes
3 answers
28k views

Why does the stack grow downward?

38 votes
8 answers
6k views

How to cope with different development styles (top-down vs. bottom-up) in a team?

35 votes
5 answers
20k views

Why was the C syntax for arrays, pointers, and functions designed this way?

27 votes
10 answers
7k views

Demonstration of garbage collection being faster than manual memory management

26 votes
11 answers
2k views

Maintenance wise, is `else while` without intervening braces considered safe?

21 votes
4 answers
12k views

Use `using` in C++ or avoid it?

18 votes
4 answers
13k views

Why were short, int, and long invented in C?

17 votes
9 answers
6k views

How does a CLI-oriented programmer's workflow differ from a GUI-oriented one?

14 votes
4 answers
8k views

Should I put newlines before or after binary operators? [closed]

13 votes
5 answers
10k views

How do you name your personal libraries? [closed]

7 votes
4 answers
57k views

What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being "fluent" in a language? [closed]

7 votes
4 answers
761 views

Reason behind multi-line declaration style?

3 votes
1 answer
442 views

Ambiguity of seemingly clear method names in APIs

2 votes
2 answers
11k views

Host Matching Interview Tips? [closed]

2 votes
2 answers
496 views

Why does Ubuntu have a 6-month release cycle?