User talk:Schwallex

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WikiProject Germany Invitation[edit]

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Hello, Schwallex! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Germany and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.

--Zeitgespenst (talk) 18:39, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Straight vs curly quotes[edit]

Hi Schwallex, I happened to notice this edit replacing straight with curly quotes. I just wanted to call your attention to WP:PUNC, which does allow curly quotes, but goes on to say that "[t]he exclusive use of straight quotes and apostrophes is recommended". You might especially be interested in the reasons given. I don't really have a strong preference either way, but I lean towards following the MOS's advice; the point I want to make is that straight quotation marks aren't "improper" as your edit summary seemed to indicate.

Cheers, and happy editing! Oliphaunt (talk) 20:22, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

List of tools for static code analysis[edit]

Hi. Let me explain why I removed your additions. Basically, we've had a longstanding issue on that page of what should be included and how to include it. People come from all over to use the article as a place for advertising. You added "Astrée — Run-time error analyzer for C" and "PAG — The Program Analyzer Generator.", both of which are redlinked. I can't find anything particularly notable about either one. Just because they're listed on pages in the EL (and I can only find info in those links for Astree, not the other one) doesn't make them notable enough to list, either - this article isn't meant to be a duplication of those other pages. Could you perhaps explain to me why they should be listed on the page, then? Thanks. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 13:22, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for clarifying. Astrée, PolySpace, and PAG are the static analysis tools used in embedded-systems development. In fact, all other tools on the list are pretty much irrelevant in that domain. No, I don't have any stats on that, but ask any developer in the embedded-systems industry and I am pretty confident they'll confirm that they are deploying one or several of the three, or at least that they are certainly not relying on HP Code Advisor or Microsoft PREfast (by the way, I've just noticed that the latter is missing from the list, too).
Anyway, PAG is widely used by universities to teach static program analysis (a quick Google search returns 1 (Denmark, 2004), 2 (Italy, 2009), 3 (Sweden, 2008), 4 (Kansas, 2001), 5 (Germany, 2006), 6 (Italy, 2000), 7 (Germany, 2005), 8 (Austria, 2008), 9 (Florida, 2008), etc) and is the basis for the WCET and stack usage analyses provided by the SCADE Suite, the market-leading embedded-software development environment. And Astrée is deployed by ESA and Airbus to analyze their safety-critical software. Suffice to say that it was developed by Patrick Cousot, the "father" of abstract interpretation. I have used PAG myself, so you can chalk me up as biased on that one if you insist, but I am (sadly) not affiliated with Patrick Cousot, ESA, Esterel or Airbus. And I am certainly not advertising any particular tool, company, or person, as you can clearly see from my edit history.
--Schwallex (talk) 11:52, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
P.S.: PolySpace is missing from the list, too. Is that because it's an integral part of MATLAB now?
If both are so notable, then they should presumably have articles here. Create articles for the two of them, prove their notability, and then add the links to the page - not the other way around. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 12:14, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH logo.png[edit]

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Thanks Stefan2. When I uploaded this image, the submission form just froze and wouldn't unfreeze for minutes. I manually checked if the file actually got uploaded by visiting the corresponding URL, but it wasn't there. So I submitted it again, under a different name. This worked, but as soon as the second image got uploaded, the first image appeared out of nowhere, but I had no use for it anymore. Sorry for the troubles, delete it at will. Thanks again. --Schwallex (talk) 15:14, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

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