Answer my question, win a laptop…

Julie beat me to it, but I wanted to mention a trivia contest that Devsource is running. I submitted a question for the contest (it’s #3, if you hadn’t guessed, and, no, I won’t give you the answer), so that means I can’t win the laptop. Oh well… But that leaves the field wide open for everyone else…

10 thoughts on “Answer my question, win a laptop…

  1. mitchell@4guysfromrolla.com (Sco

    Question 1: What is Edsger Dijkstra best known for?

    Is he really known best for Goto Considered Harmful? I always thought he was better known for the shortest path algorithm that bears his name, or his research on operating systems/deadlocks/semaphores/etc. (Or perhaps he’s known best for his mouth. πŸ™‚

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  2. Karl

    Not to be anal, but isn’t question #3 ambiguous? Since I got there from here, I assume we are talking about VB.Net, but the question is phrased as though we are talking about VB 6.0…and while I never did any realy vb 6.0 programming, I’m like 95% sure that the answer will change depending on which we are talking…

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  3. paulvick

    Karl, well, it’s not totally ambiguous since you can’t overload methods in VB prior to .NET, so I think it should be pretty clear. At least, I hope so.

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  4. Raj Chaudhuri

    I thought Dijskstra was known best for naming important operations (methods) with the single-letter names P and V. Nowdays, such things are considered at least as harmful as GOTO.

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  5. Merak

    "leaves the field wide open for everyone else"

    Well, not *everyone*. It’s yet another US-only competition πŸ™

    Ach well, I understand why, but *sniff*

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  6. Beth

    RE: Question #3 — here’s a hint πŸ˜‰

    Class A

    Sub Cool(ByVal a As Integer)

    End Sub

    Sub Cool(ByVal a As Integer, ByVal b As Integer)

    End Sub

    End Class

    Class B

    Inherits A

    Overloads Sub Cool(ByVal a As Integer, ByVal b As Integer, ByVal c As Integer)

    End Sub

    End Class

    It’s too bad I don’t know any of the other answers to that contest LOL.

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