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12:07 PM
surprisingly, c++ does not allow same identifiers in different enums
 
12:25 PM
@trollingchar you need to use an enum class
 
12:38 PM
Yup, plain old enums are yucky
 
nwp
Putting them in a namespace is also an option if you value the implicit conversion to int.
 
12:56 PM
I think you can just write the implicit conversion too?
googles Huh I stand corrected
 
nwp
Pretty sure you can. But effort.
At least you can add the usual arithmetic operations.
 
this entire project is just plain bad
 
nwp
Welcome to software development.
Also enum struct exists for some reason.
 
does it exist in c++11?
 
nwp
Yup
Same as enum class.
In C++42 everything will be better and we will finally have metaclasses.
 
1:04 PM
how optimistic
 
nwp
Too bad conversion operators much be member functions.
*must be -.-
 
1:37 PM
I made a generic template to convert to the underlying type...
 
 
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3:58 PM
@Vaillancourt So I got to thinking about this more; since SO & GDSE have a reasonably strong overlap, I sort of took it for granted that the Developer Survey covered us too. But it doesn't cover things like RPG-SE really at all. To your knowledge, has there been any analogue of the Dev Survey for things other than SO?
 
@Pikalek Nope!
 
nwp
Some argue it doesn't cover SO either.
 
It's been talked about somewhere else (can't recall where) that SO was not exactly the main source of revenue for StackExchange inc. (careers and SO for Teams), so it is reasonable to think that their developer survey is only a way for them to decide where they're going.
@nwp Yeah.
(that SO and *.stackexchange.com sites... *)
 
4:51 PM
Shortly after I took the survey, I saw the company’s commitment to rebuilding the relationship with you, our community. Reading the bullet point list there & then thinking about how nobody has bothered to survey anything but SO ... not really sure how to begin to reconcile that.
How does one support communities without asking members of those communities their thoughts on their communities and things central to their core?
 
@Pikalek This point had also been raised when the CEO made a blog post. SO all over the place. Not SE.
 
Well, I guess I should find some comfort in the fact that I'm not the only one who noticed.
 
No; I also wonder what the future holds. I think they've talked about unifying communities, but were shy on details, last time I've seen anything about it, and people speculated that they could be merging sites like serverfault into stack overflow, etc...
It really looks like their goal is to make stackoverflow bigger, not better...
(according to my point of view, of course; perhaps "bigger" is "better" for them)
 

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