I acked a linkedin invitation tonight, and noticed that the
x has endorsed for y notifications have piled up
a bit. Must decide what to do about those.
Two things strike me about the pile.
One is that my most-endorsed skill is for C++, a big and complex language where there is much I don't know. Ask me about .->, and I'll frankly admit ignorance. If my code is good, I would rather say it's because of taste and restraint than because I exploited the language's particular features.
The other is that I think my endorsers know less.
In related news, I recently saw a fabulous example of operator whitespace in real life. It was in java and leveraged annotations and reflection.
I wonder what Bjarne Stroustrup says if I endorse him for Java.