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by speedfixer
Dec 12, 2017 20:59
Forum: General
Topic: ASC and CHR allowed values
Replies: 19
Views: 350

Re: ASC and CHR allowed values

I would suspect that decisions were made when the routines were written to allow full integer at places for speed and alignment. When CHARACTER use was clear, then the cast to ubyte. For valid character translation, somewhere a data list must store the correct characters. At that time, range on chr$...
by speedfixer
Dec 12, 2017 4:32
Forum: General
Topic: Graphics question.
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Graphics question.

see this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=24337&start=15

dkl did more work on threads since that time and it is better than it was, but his mention of some of the mechanics is noteworthy.

David
by speedfixer
Dec 12, 2017 3:16
Forum: General
Topic: Graphics question.
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Graphics question.

You may need to allocate a little more memory to the graphics card (in bios.) Also, the crash on exit can be many things. I have fought it many times. There are several AMD drivers for linux, not all are equal. It would take some debugging to check for the problem in your case. Changing in and out o...
by speedfixer
Dec 12, 2017 3:03
Forum: Projects
Topic: RAD for Linux (in development)
Replies: 90
Views: 1929

Re: RAD for Linux (in development)

lizard wrote: But if you look at the examples in this forum, less than 5% use oop. I think examples are intended to be simple, so not much OOP in them. And, I think those that ARE using OOP are a little farther along in programming skill and you see them less often in the forums. I'm sure they are o...
by speedfixer
Dec 12, 2017 2:56
Forum: Documentation
Topic: LOCK and UNLOCK in the Wiki/Manuals
Replies: 19
Views: 4274

Re: LOCK and UNLOCK in the Wiki/Manuals

re: ramdisk MUCH faster, though did not time anything (working on nanomsg as an all-inclusive solution now.) Almost all modern Linux systems have ram tmp filesystems available, though I make my own. Really simple to do. For file safety, your critical DATA file would be rewritten with a temp name, th...
by speedfixer
Dec 11, 2017 10:07
Forum: Documentation
Topic: LOCK and UNLOCK in the Wiki/Manuals
Replies: 19
Views: 4274

Re: LOCK and UNLOCK in the Wiki/Manuals

My method, also.
I use a ramdisk in a common mapped directory for the lockfile to trim the time hit a little.
Windows and Linux.


David
by speedfixer
Dec 09, 2017 18:07
Forum: General
Topic: Graphics question.
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Graphics question.

Graphics (and OpenGL) are more fragile in Linux than any graphics in Windows. Is the graphics chip embedded, or is it an external card? What brand? How much memory? Which Linux? How quickly does it crash? Run some print to the console before changing to graphics to be sure the program loaded and cra...
by speedfixer
Dec 06, 2017 23:51
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Dilemma of un-paid Volunteer Community Efforts
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Dilemma of un-paid Volunteer Community Efforts

I would probably be OK with most anyone. If they care to volunteer, they would probably care enough to listen and learn. When I was younger, I used to take over when I wasn't happy. I learned that everyone is happier doing it their own way. Even if you know it won't work, be patient, give them time ...
by speedfixer
Dec 06, 2017 21:12
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Dilemma of un-paid Volunteer Community Efforts
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Dilemma of un-paid Volunteer Community Efforts

People volunteer for community-based, non-paid common efforts for many reasons. What we want to believe: Passion for the topic - "I BELIEVE! This MUST succeed. I will help!" Passion to help others - "I have a talent, you need help, I want to help those that need help." Need: &quo...
by speedfixer
Dec 06, 2017 18:42
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What happened to the code of conduct thread?
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: What happened to the code of conduct thread?

I was the first to suggest that the thread should be removed. [edit]: The thread removed that I am discussing below is the 'Making FB ...' thread, not the code of conduct thread. Now I am sorry. I believe in free speech. Even when it clearly doesn't satisfy expectations, please someone's sensibiliti...
by speedfixer
Dec 06, 2017 15:32
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What happened to the code of conduct thread?
Replies: 28
Views: 768

What happened to the code of conduct thread?

It is not visible to me.
by speedfixer
Dec 06, 2017 15:02
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FreeBASIC Discussion December 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1369

Re: FreeBASIC Discussion December 2017

Like: Simple, natural language interface, simple syntax: the core of the idea of BASIC. FB: access to modern language concepts and programming techniques. Community: typically strong and gentle help for newbies: every answer ISN'T RTM, even when that might be appropriate. Generally, a continued perc...
by speedfixer
Dec 04, 2017 19:15
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: time to say goodbye
Replies: 43
Views: 1603

Re: time to say goodbye

I agree with sancho3: admins - good job! I chose FB five years ago first because of the language, but a very strong second reason was that there are very few real trolls, and the community is very helpful. Admins did NOT have a heavy hand and did let people speak their mind. *I* am definitely guilty...
by speedfixer
Nov 29, 2017 17:40
Forum: Projects
Topic: fbfrog header translator
Replies: 34
Views: 4876

Re: fbfrog header translator

Thank you, Joshy.
I will try this when it is time.

David

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