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. (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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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…

  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.

  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.

  5. Merak

    "leaves the field wide open for everyone else"

    Well, not *everyone*. It’s yet another US-only competition ๐Ÿ™

    Ach well, I understand why, but *sniff*

  6. Beth

    RE: Question #3 — here’s a hint ๐Ÿ˜‰

    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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