Click here to Skip to main content
14,485,891 members

Luc Pattyn - Professional Profile



Summary

    Blog RSS
20,702
Author
146,000
Authority
76,009
Debator
430
Editor
363
Enquirer
6,000
Organiser
10,006
Participant
I am an engineer with a background in electronics, software and mathematics.

I develop technical software, both for embedded systems and for desktop equipment. This includes operating systems, communication software, local networks, image processing, machine control, automation, etc.

I have been using all kinds of microcontrollers and microprocessors (Intel 4004/8080/8051/80386/Pentium, Motorola 680x/680x0/ColdFire/PowerPC, Microchip PIC, Altera NIOS, and many more), lots of programming languages (all relevant assemblers, Fortran, Basic, C, Java, C#, and many more), and different operating systems (both proprietary and commercial).

For desktop applications and general development tools I have been using both UNIX systems and Mac/MacOS for many years, but I have switched to x86-based PCs with Windows, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework several years ago.

I specialize in:
- cross-platform development (making software that runs on diverse hardware/OS combinations)
- instruction set simulation
- improving software performance, i.e. making sure the software runs the job at hand in as short a time as possible on the given hardware. This entails algorithm selection, implementation design, accurate measurements, code optimisation, and sometimes implementing virtual machines, applying SIMD technology (such as MMX/SSE), and more.

  

Reputation

Weekly Data. Recent events may not appear immediately. For information on Reputation please see the FAQ.

Privileges

Members need to achieve at least one of the given member levels in the given reputation categories in order to perform a given action. For example, to store personal files in your account area you will need to achieve Platinum level in either the Author or Authority category. The "If Owner" column means that owners of an item automatically have the privilege. The member types column lists member types who gain the privilege regardless of their reputation level.

ActionAuthorAuthorityDebatorEditorEnquirerOrganiserParticipantIf OwnerMember Types
Have no restrictions on voting frequencysilversilversilversilver
Bypass spam checks when posting contentsilversilversilversilversilversilvergoldSubEditor, Mentor, Protector, Editor
Store personal files in your account areaplatinumplatinumSubEditor, Editor
Have live hyperlinks in your profilebronzebronzebronzebronzebronzebronzesilverSubEditor, Protector, Editor
Have the ability to include a biography in your profilebronzebronzebronzebronzebronzebronzesilverSubEditor, Protector, Editor
Edit a Question in Q&AsilversilversilversilverYesSubEditor, Protector, Editor
Edit an Answer in Q&AsilversilversilversilverYesSubEditor, Protector, Editor
Delete a Question in Q&AYesSubEditor, Protector, Editor
Delete an Answer in Q&AYesSubEditor, Protector, Editor
Report an ArticlesilversilversilversilverSubEditor, Mentor, Protector, Editor
Approve/Disapprove a pending ArticlegoldgoldgoldgoldSubEditor, Mentor, Protector, Editor
Edit other members' articlesSubEditor, Protector, Editor
Create an article without requiring moderationplatinumSubEditor, Mentor, Protector, Editor
Approve/Disapprove a pending QuestionProtector
Approve/Disapprove a pending AnswerProtector
Report a forum messagesilversilverbronzeProtector, Editor
Approve/Disapprove a pending Forum MessageProtector
Create a new tagsilversilversilversilver
Modify a tagsilversilversilversilver

Actions with a green tick can be performed by this member.


 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Moak3-Jun-10 7:55
MemberMoak3-Jun-10 7:55 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Luc Pattyn3-Jun-10 8:10
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn3-Jun-10 8:10 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Moak23-Jun-10 8:28
MemberMoak23-Jun-10 8:28 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Luc Pattyn23-Jun-10 8:33
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn23-Jun-10 8:33 
Generala few links to more discussions on Q&A [modified] Pin
Luc Pattyn5-Jun-10 7:32
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn5-Jun-10 7:32 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
LimitedAtonement11-Jun-10 8:44
MemberLimitedAtonement11-Jun-10 8:44 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Luc Pattyn11-Jun-10 9:11
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn11-Jun-10 9:11 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Chris Maunder27-Apr-11 19:11
cofounderChris Maunder27-Apr-11 19:11 
Luc Pattyn wrote:
others can modify text that I have published and signed my name to. IMO this is
unacceptable


Is this still unacceptable?

What if we made it so that for members with Bronze (or no) Authority, questions are able to be edited. For members Silver and above there could be a preference setting (both in your profile and in the "post a question" page that allowed you to decide whether to allow others to fix up any mistakes. Obviously if questions (and answers) were editable then versioning would have to be introduced.

Having changes marked in a different colour is fine when comparing versions, but needlessly distracting for a member simply looking to read and answer questions. They don't care who edited what - they just want the question to be as well-phrased as possible.
cheers,
Chris Maunder

The Code Project | Co-founder
Microsoft C++ MVP

AnswerRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Luc Pattyn29-Apr-11 9:14
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn29-Apr-11 9:14 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Chris Maunder29-Apr-11 11:25
cofounderChris Maunder29-Apr-11 11:25 
GeneralRe: 10 reasons why QA sucks (extended on 30-NOV-2009) Pin
Luc Pattyn29-Apr-11 12:33
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn29-Apr-11 12:33 
Generalsearch test (plural) [modified] Pin
Luc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14 
Generalsearch test [modified] Pin
Luc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14 
Generalsearch test (both) [modified] Pin
Luc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn16-Oct-09 18:14 
GeneralHTML tricks Pin
Luc Pattyn23-Sep-09 4:29
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn23-Sep-09 4:29 
GeneralRe: HTML tricks Pin
N a v a n e e t h11-Oct-09 22:59
MemberN a v a n e e t h11-Oct-09 22:59 
GeneralRe: HTML tricks Pin
Luc Pattyn11-Oct-09 23:54
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn11-Oct-09 23:54 
GeneralRe: HTML tricks Pin
N a v a n e e t h12-Oct-09 2:22
MemberN a v a n e e t h12-Oct-09 2:22 
GeneralRe: test HTML tricks Pin
Luc Pattyn12-Dec-09 12:50
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn12-Dec-09 12:50 
GeneralSig Sept 2009 Pin
Luc Pattyn23-Sep-09 1:31
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn23-Sep-09 1:31 
GeneralLange Wapper Pin
Luc Pattyn10-Sep-09 7:27
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn10-Sep-09 7:27 
Generallean-and-mean Pin
Luc Pattyn27-Aug-09 9:11
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn27-Aug-09 9:11 
GeneralLearning a new technology by buying and studying some books Pin
Luc Pattyn14-Jul-09 15:45
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn14-Jul-09 15:45 
GeneralRe: Learning a new technology by buying and studying some books Pin
N a v a n e e t h23-Jul-09 19:38
MemberN a v a n e e t h23-Jul-09 19:38 
GeneralRe: Learning a new technology by buying and studying some books Pin
Luc Pattyn24-Jul-09 0:20
sitebuilderLuc Pattyn24-Jul-09 0:20 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.