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Joseph Albahari O'Reilly Media ePub

Functions comprise statements that execute sequentially in the textual order in which they appear. A statement block is a series of statements appearing between braces (the {} tokens).

A declaration statement declares a new variable, optionally initializing the variable with an expression. A declaration statement ends in a semicolon. You may declare multiple variables of the same type in a comma-separated list. For example:

A constant declaration is like a variable declaration, except that the variable cannot be changed after it has been declared, and the initialization must occur with the declaration:

The scope of a local or constant variable extends to the end of the current block. You cannot declare another local variable with the same name in the current block or in any nested blocks. For example:

Expression statements are expressions that are also valid statements. An expression statement must either change state or call something that might change state. Changing state essentially means changing a variable. The possible expression statements are:

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2.  Building Contracts - JCT 80 Amendment 18

Martin Wood Chartridge Books Oxford ePub

Chapter 5

How has the Act changed the Standard Forms?

1.     Introduction

2.     Building Contracts-JCT 80 Amendment 18

3.     Professional Appointments

(a)     RIBA

(b)     ACE

4.     Sub-Contracts-DOM/1 Conditions

5.     Key Points Summary

1.   Introduction

The updating of the various standard form contracts and professional appointments has been a haphazard process, for example, the DOM/1 Conditions had not been amended since 1990 not withstanding that during that period JCT 80, to which DOM/1 is intended to be compatible, had been amended several times. The amendment of professional appointments was also an ad hoc process often related to the introduction of new legislation, for example, the CDM Regulations119. The implementation of the Construction Act on 1 May 1998 was of such significance to the industry that virtually all publishers of standard forms have had to reconsider their conditions to make them Construction Act compliant.

There has also been a substantial amount of revision of bespoke agreements to ensure the adherence to the mandatory provisions of the Act. Some publishers such as the JCT have taken the opportunity to introduce not only Construction Act compliant rules but also various other recommendations of the Latham Report that did not find their way into the Act. This has not, however, applied to all standard forms as some publishers have taken a much more restrictive view and suggested limited amendments to make the forms Construction Act compliant, for example, the ICE. Whilst it is not practical to review all of the standard forms, examples of the changes that have been made to building contracts, professional appointments and sub-contracts are set out in this chapter.

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7. Return to the imperative: an ethical implication of psychoanalytic findings (1965)

Donald Meltzer Karnac Books ePub

The author describes how “laws’ of psychic reality with an ethical significance have to be differentiated from the “moral” implication of discoveries about the structure and function of the superego.

But If the word “this” Is to apply, as it should, to something that we directly experience, it cannot apply to the cat as an object In the outer world, but only to our own percept of a cat. Thus we must not say “this is a cat”, but “this is a percept such as we associate with cat”, or “this is a cat percept”. This phase, in turn, can be replaced by “I am cat-perceptive.

Bertrand Russell, “An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth”, 1940

I start this paper with Lord Russell’s statement for two reasons. First of all. It succinctly states that “egocentric particulars”, as he calls such words as I, this, now, etc., are utilized to introduce statements about what Freud called. The perception of psychic qualities’, in his definition of the function of consciousness. The second reason is because of the interesting shifts from the subjunctive to the imperative mode of speech that take place as soon as he utilizes an egocentric particular himself. While it is “If the word this is … tt cannot …” to begin with, suddenly we hear that “we must not” …”. Also note that it is “we” who “must” use egocentric particulars correctly, meaning that if I use them as statements of self-observation and you use them “intend(ing) to make a statement about something which is not merely a part of (your) own biography …”, we will not understand one another.

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23. Compiling, Debugging, and Deploying

Joshua Noble Adobe Developer Library ePub

Compiling Flex applications is most often done through Flash Builder or through invoking the MXML compiler (mxmlc) on the command line, but there are many other tools that let you compile applications, move files, or invoke applications. Tools such as make, Ant, and Rake, for example, enable you to simplify an entire compilation and deployment routine so that you can invoke it using a single command.

Debugging in Flex is done through the debug version of the Flash Player, which enables you to see the results of trace statements. With Flash Builder, you can step through code line by line and inspect the properties of variables. Flash Builder also introduces a new profiling view that lets you examine memory usage and the creation and deletion of objects. Outside of Flash Builder, numerous open source tools expand your options. With De MonsterDebugger, for example, you can inspect the values of objects, or you can view the output of trace statements with a free open source utility such as FlashTracer instead of using the Flash Builder IDE. The recipes in this chapter cover both debugging with the tools provided in Flash Builder, and tracing values and inspecting objects by using De MonsterDebugger and FlashTracer.

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6. Datatypes and Protocols


While programming in other languages, many of us have experienced this situation: you have crafted beautiful interfaces obeying all laws of good design, just to realize that you must deal with an object provided by another module over which you have absolutely no control. There’s little hope that the maintainers of this module will ever add support for your interface—be it for technical, political, or legal reasons. In no time you are now juggling (drowning in?) adapters and proxies.

The luckiest among us work in languages dynamic enough to allow monkey-patching, where classes are open and methods can be jammed into those classes when necessary in order to bridge the distance between one interface and another. Thankfully, the term is disparaging enough to make you twitch and think twice before using it, since such surgery carries an armload of complexity, caveats, and pitfalls.

The fundamental problem behind these symptoms has previously been named the expression problem:

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