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Programming Topics and Overload Journal #134 - August 2016

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Some Big-Os are Bigger Than Others
Description : Big-O notation is often used to compare algorithms. Sergey Ignatchenko reminds us that asymptotic limits might not be generally applicable.

Kill the Clones
Description : Problems in code can hide in surprising places. Adam Tornhill demonstrates how to detect software clones and uncover hidden dependencies.

Implementing SNAAAKE
Description : Almost everyone knows the game Snake! Thaddaeus Frogley shares a diary of how his implementation grew over time.

C++ Antipatterns
Description : Certain mistakes crop up frequently in C++. Jonathan Wakely offers some pro-tips to help you avoid common errors.

Testing Propositions
Description : Is testing propositions more important than having examples as exemplars? Russel Winder considers this hypothesis.