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by MrSwiss
Aug 17, 2018 22:55
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: titles for posters?
Replies: 37
Views: 625

Re: titles for posters?

Now, I'm curious: if you're a Computer Scientist, can't you determine when some code is 'beginners code' (as BasicCoder2 wants to put it) ? There seem to be, some very wrong assumptions, from your end. Computer Science != Programmer (okay, some are Dev's, others are Admin's) I've for a long time do...
by MrSwiss
Aug 17, 2018 20:44
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: titles for posters?
Replies: 37
Views: 625

Re: titles for posters?

BasicCoder2 wrote:The context was, "unreadable to beginners".
The context is, "incomprehensible to beginners", even if perfectly "readable".

Example:
Text written in italian, prefectly "readable" but still not "comprehending", what it means ...
by MrSwiss
Aug 17, 2018 20:21
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: titles for posters?
Replies: 37
Views: 625

Re: titles for posters?

Anyway they would all be scared away by all the unreadable coding by the resident experts :) Please, don't use "unreadable" to mean "incomprehensible", the two words have a distinctly different meaning ... (unreadable = spaghetti code, or badly formatted code). I further think, ...
by MrSwiss
Aug 16, 2018 23:30
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: programming for fun
Replies: 42
Views: 1460

Re: programming for fun

dodicat wrote:If Mr Swiss gets a degree in computer science, life will be hellish on the forum.
Sorry dodicat, got that already a long time ago, aka: nothing to worry about!
by MrSwiss
Aug 16, 2018 22:08
Forum: Documentation
Topic: Wiki improvements
Replies: 193
Views: 6895

Re: Wiki improvements

coderJeff wrote:Kind of highlights the overuse of "reference" in this concept/topic, lol.
Yes, the "level of indirection" could be a different approach, to stated dilemma. Aka:
    first level = Pointer (exposed indirection)
    second level = Reference (hidden indiretion/*ptr)
Maybe?!?
by MrSwiss
Aug 16, 2018 15:51
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Display Decimal Places
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Display Decimal Places

Hi, welcome to the forum. Integers are "whole numbers" only, if you want decimals you'll have to use floats: Single (precision) 32 bit, or Double (precision) 64 bit. See: Wikipedia for detailed info. dim as single fr, fe, ama, ima, eff, choice print "What Simple Machine do you want to...
by MrSwiss
Aug 16, 2018 14:30
Forum: Documentation
Topic: Wiki improvements
Replies: 193
Views: 6895

Re: Wiki improvements

"dereference" sounds like it is taking away a reference. Well, I tend to look at it from the pointer itself, which is dereferenced, to get/set the "value it points to" (debatable, for sure). Personally, I've only understood pointers, after that sort of "explanation". (...
by MrSwiss
Aug 16, 2018 11:12
Forum: Documentation
Topic: Wiki improvements
Replies: 193
Views: 6895

Re: Wiki improvements

There are already several pages on pointers in documentation (see Programmer's Guide, Community Tutorials). Fine, if they where "up to standard", which especially "Inroduction to pointers ..." is clearly not. Main issue is: the permanent reference to "reference operator *&q...
by MrSwiss
Aug 16, 2018 10:35
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: programming for fun
Replies: 42
Views: 1460

Re: programming for fun

deltarho[1859] wrote:which was well off target.
You mean to say, as much as your initial off target analogy, that prompted my reply?

I've started my BSc in Computer Science, at age 40, go figure ...
by MrSwiss
Aug 16, 2018 1:08
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: programming for fun
Replies: 42
Views: 1460

Re: programming for fun

I don't think deltarho[1859] was talking about actual painting I think he meant the code was more "a work of art"? Hell, I know that too. I've just wanted for once, be equally cryptic as he's usually. (Even you, as a native english speaker, needed a lot of time, to figure it out.) Why can...
by MrSwiss
Aug 15, 2018 22:43
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: programming for fun
Replies: 42
Views: 1460

Re: programming for fun

Yes. From my point of view: you've no clue about spanners and probably, never had one in your hands. Why do I think so? I come from high precision mechanical engineering and am therfore, very familiar with spanners. Aka: I come from the practical side of things, while you seem to be the pure theori...
by MrSwiss
Aug 15, 2018 19:19
Forum: Documentation
Topic: Wiki improvements
Replies: 193
Views: 6895

Re: Wiki improvements

@fxm, Pointers are a pre-condition for more, than just a single part of the FB language! This definitely relates to doc. Actually meaning: your introduction part about pointers, should be made a article "in itself", because it applies to more cases, than just the "byref" stuff. (...
by MrSwiss
Aug 15, 2018 19:04
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rect_t - optimized type definition
Replies: 36
Views: 833

Re: Rect_t - optimized type definition

paul doe wrote:No. It depends on the order of the members
This is not quite true, if one knows, how to avoid padding inbetween members
(except, at the very end of a type).
by MrSwiss
Aug 15, 2018 16:15
Forum: Documentation
Topic: Wiki improvements
Replies: 193
Views: 6895

Re: Wiki improvements

Is it possible to discuss references without discussing pointers? Well, there goes another one: "Is it possible, to write about threading, without discussing pointers first?" (or at least state: you have to be confident with pointers use, to understand the following ...) There may be more...
by MrSwiss
Aug 15, 2018 13:37
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rect_t - optimized type definition
Replies: 36
Views: 833

Re: Rect_t - optimized type definition

(dodicat, no Pointers necessary, I'm afraid) If you guy's want a type, fully packed with informations ... Not yet implemented, just the structure, called Tiny_Rect (20 bytes): ' Tiny_Rect_test1.bas -- 2018-08-15, MrSwiss ' ' compile: -s console ' ' if full rectangle info in a type is required (MrSwi...

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