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December 2009 - Posts

The Elements of Programming Style

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working at Murray Hill Bell Labs.  My job, of all things, was making violins, but that’s a story for another time.  My office was in section D of the 5th floor of building 2, which was also where the UNIX
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Support Cases and Mourning

I was thinking about how I handle support cases, and it tickled me that I often follow the Kübler-Ross model of grief , although I prefer the steps outlined by Dr. Hibbert in “ The Deadly Blowfish ”: Dr. H: Now, a little death anxiety is normal. You can
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More Property Wants – Polymorphic Set

I was writing some property heavy code and I realized that if I can write this code: public void SetFoo( int x) { } public void SetFoo( double y) { } public void SetFoo(Rational z) { } then I really want to have this syntax: public int Foo { get { /*
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RC4 in C#

I was working on a project this week that required some RC4 (SARC, ARC4, ARCFOUR) encryption.  In looking around, I didn’t find a public version that I liked, so working from Wikipedia, I created my own.  This version is in C# and I tried to
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