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by owen
Oct 26, 2018 13:42
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
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Re: my best effort

I have informed them that they need to engage with you guys. They are very polite and respectful people but they are also very very new to programming. So do not think that your posts are being ignored it's just that they need that extra little bit of instruction. Somehow someway I will get them to ...
by owen
Oct 26, 2018 13:31
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Using Skype for training has been challenging to say the least. I purchased 10 laptops, 10 headsets, a widescreen TV and a Android digibox for them for this purpose. Also high speed internet from pldt (the best telcomm service available for that area). I have been able to share my screen with them w...
by owen
Oct 26, 2018 11:44
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Ok fxm activated
Welcome and thank you.
by owen
Oct 26, 2018 2:56
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

I designed the code to gradually introduce more advanced concepts to them, once they have grasped everything at that level. Right now, the overall concepts they'll need to learn are (in order of appearance in the code):


very well though out paul. thanks.
we'll follow your lead.
by owen
Oct 25, 2018 14:39
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Ok back on road 600 miles to go.
Fxm no it's not a question. Thanks for letting me know about the bug.
by owen
Oct 25, 2018 8:39
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Got it local x gets its value from outside scope
by owen
Oct 25, 2018 8:30
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

10-4 on scope.
They don't know what scope is yet but I will explain to them in time.

I have been working with them every chance I get sometimes 7 hours a day while I work my 14 hours schedule.

Today started off slow because we had a hard time getting connected on Skype.
by owen
Oct 25, 2018 8:22
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

fxm Yes just fb not lite or qb paul Yes it is beyond them for now but not too much for them because I'm giving them a year to get it figured out. I'm trying to get them into auto mode. Ie self-initiated investigation of freeBASIC. So it's good to throw them a list of commands to start off with. We w...
by owen
Oct 25, 2018 5:04
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Thank you Paul. They are making a list of all of the commands used in your example. 90 percent of which they are unfamiliar with. So this will first serve as a way for them (and myself) to learn about some of the commands in freeBASIC. Your example makes it possible for them to see how code can be w...
by owen
Oct 22, 2018 15:39
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

I second that in fact when I was trying to implement GTK for fbcad I had two choices: Refer to any documentation I could find anywhere about it or simply read the headers. Just because I was able to make use of of the headers in this manner didn't mean at the time I knew exactly how things work but ...
by owen
Oct 22, 2018 8:38
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

yup right there. looked at it several times. just now seeing it. thanks Function min( ByRef I As Integer , ByRef J As Integer ) ByRef As Integer '' The smallest integer will be returned by reference, no copy will be created. If I < J Then Return I Else Return J End If End Function Dim As Integer A =...
by owen
Oct 22, 2018 8:13
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Can you post an example of returned ByRef value
by owen
Oct 22, 2018 7:35
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Although I am familiar with the default rules for passing parameters (depending on the language used), I always explicitly specify ByVal or ByRef for clarity and also to avoid warnings because I always compile with the option -w pedantic among others. Default rules for passing parameters: - In the ...
by owen
Oct 22, 2018 7:10
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Dim As Integer x Sub test(ByRef x As Integer) Dim As Integer a,b 'make use of the passed parameter's value a=x*2 b=x*4 Print x,a,b 'contiue making use of the passed parameter's value x+=1'simultaneously change x's value eliminating the need of dim shared a=x*2 b=x*4 Print x,a,b End Sub x=1 test(x) ...
by owen
Oct 22, 2018 6:36
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 125
Views: 28090

Re: my best effort

Thanks all. You know I never paid any attention to ByRef and ByVal until I started using GTK for fbcad. Even then I didn't really understand it. Basically I just went with the flow thinking to myself well if they're using it it must be needed. Now that I'm trying to explain it to these kids it's obv...

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