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by Pritchard
Jan 10, 2019 19:07
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Has anyone looked into Jai?
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: Has anyone looked into Jai?

Of course one could dynamically allocate memory and fill it with the table values at run time, but maybe that is too costly. I dunno. It is 100% too costly. You're trying to run a game at 30 - 60 FPS that has buffers and caches for a ton of different things. You might have thousands upon thousands ...
by Pritchard
Jan 09, 2019 17:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Has anyone looked into Jai?
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: Has anyone looked into Jai?

I am not bothered in the least of course, but I am confused. I can tell. I'm not trying to promote anything. I thought it was interesting is because of implications to compiler architecture that could carry over to FBC. JAI is accomplishing a lot while keeping things like multi-pass minimal or non-...
by Pritchard
Jan 09, 2019 15:22
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Has anyone looked into Jai?
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: Has anyone looked into Jai?

This looks promising, but ... return x + y + z ; ... why do we need semicolons in 2019? I never got why a programming language would need a semicolon as its line delimiter. Either use 0x0A or simply don't use a line delimiter at all. It's not harder to parse this x=1+2 y=3+4 than this x=1+2; y=3+4;...
by Pritchard
Jan 07, 2019 18:21
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Has anyone looked into Jai?
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: Has anyone looked into Jai?

Jonathan Blow (renowned game developer and critic) is developing a programming language called Jai that seems to be doing some pretty neat stuff. There's a meta language, lots of features that would typically be only in multi-pass compilers, but I think Jon has managed to keep that kind of thing at...
by Pritchard
Jan 05, 2019 9:22
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Has anyone looked into Jai?
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Has anyone looked into Jai?

Jonathan Blow (renowned game developer and critic) is developing a programming language called Jai that seems to be doing some pretty neat stuff. There's a meta language, lots of features that would typically be only in multi-pass compilers, but I think Jon has managed to keep that kind of thing at ...
by Pritchard
Dec 21, 2018 4:56
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 1282

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

I'm not sure if FreeBASIC was ever listed on this index, but I noticed it's no longer available on the Debian performance tests: https://benchmarksgame-team.pages.debian.net/benchmarksgame/ FreeBASIC was never a huge competitor in any major mainstream space (as far as I'm aware). I think some niche ...
by Pritchard
Nov 28, 2018 14:28
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 4608

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

Nomination: Imortis
by Pritchard
Nov 12, 2018 18:36
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Forum Moderators
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Forum Moderators

They're cranky old autists I find it pretty unfair to call MrSwiss a cranky old autist. It is generally a very bad sign if members of a forum start using such kind of language; it normally means somebody is short of arguments. Insults should never ever be part of a professional person's vocabulary....
by Pritchard
Nov 11, 2018 21:15
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Forum Moderators
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Forum Moderators

FreeBASIC's Forum is not the only forum I'm a member of, and I actually still have a young and active professional life. My perspective is as follows - there has not been a single time where someone outside of here has yelled at me in any form that they do here WITH CAPITAL LETTERS or even ENTITLED ...
by Pritchard
Nov 11, 2018 20:42
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Forum Moderators
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Forum Moderators

Capital letters mean you're super serious.

My biggest issue being a mod here would be not laughing over how riled up the autists in the forum get over the absolute most petty stuff.

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by Pritchard
Nov 11, 2018 20:40
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 74
Views: 3235

Re: Resignation

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by Pritchard
Oct 28, 2018 18:20
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gameboy emulator written in FreeBasic
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Gameboy emulator written in FreeBasic

If anyone builds for Windows, having a Windows distribution (with binaries) would be best. In my experience, that's usually how Windows applications are deployed: https://www.gtk.org/download/windows.php

I might give it a go. Will GTK+3 work? Or is this GTK 2, or...?
by Pritchard
Oct 22, 2018 15:12
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 5874

Re: my best effort

You can say the declarations are purely for use by the compiler all you want, but in practice header files are incredibly useful since *they contain the declarations*. Otherwise, you have to hunt for the implementation and look up its parameters (which might not even be available, especially when li...
by Pritchard
Oct 19, 2018 17:09
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Feb 2019), 1000 $ 1st prize
Replies: 360
Views: 16472

Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 250 $ 1st prize

I'm really glad that this competition is growing traction! Should I do a special edition "FINAL" issue of QB Express to commemorate it? Would anyone be interested in writing something? Also, I would like to contribute an additional $100 into the winner's pot. (PayPal, Lachie?) I won't hav...

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