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87 votes

Why is Arithmetic Overflow ignored?

73 votes
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How to argue against lowering quality standards for legacy codebase?

26 votes
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Is there any specific reason to use "else if" clause?

20 votes

Why (not) segmentation?

16 votes

Why is C so high in TIOBE index of popularity, while C++ is just under here too, but not as popular?

14 votes

Is it a waste of time to free resources before I exit a process?

13 votes
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Efficient methods for storing tens of millions of objects for querying, with a high number of inserts per second?

11 votes
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The difference between accumulator-based and register-based CPU architecture?

10 votes

Why is Modbus/TCP not considered a real-time protocol?

10 votes
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Selecting a CPU or microcontroller needed for a given software application?

9 votes

Is directly using Make considered obsolete?

9 votes

List comparing techniques for faster performance

9 votes

Is it ever OK for a conditional to have side effects?

7 votes

Why running threaded algorithms with exact number of cores the machine has, is faster than anything else?

6 votes

Ethicality of online license checks

6 votes

Which are the alternatives to using a stack to represent function call semantics?

6 votes

Is it better to use a switch statement or database to look through 5,000 to 10,000 instances?

5 votes

Can a process that needs 15 MB run given a machine with 10 MB of physical memory and 10 of virtual?

5 votes
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Is embedding data in a executable considered a good practice?

5 votes

Why is Modbus/TCP not considered a real-time protocol?

4 votes

Can the CPU manipulate the pins of an IO port directly?

4 votes
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Using actor model, how can one program concurrent portion (critical section) of code as self contained nuggets?

4 votes
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Is it wise to rely on optimizations?

4 votes
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How do hybrid interpreter-JIT compilers work?

4 votes

Creation of an Assembler

4 votes

What rationale is used when programming language designers decide what sign the result of modulo operation takes?

4 votes
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How does a chess engine decide what move to make?

4 votes

What changes are too big to be made easy by proper design?

3 votes
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Relation of CPU Hz's and network speed in clusters

3 votes

Is my auto-update standard reasonable?