owen wrote:I am getting old and tired and may not be able to do much more on my cad stuff.
I wanted to make sure I said thanks to the FB community and to leave words of encouragement.
I am guilty as charged because my code is incorrect.
OMG, I hope that this meltdown wasn't caused by me. In my response to you, I didn’t meant to be rude or disrespectful. If you interpreted it that way, then I’m terribly sorry. That wasn’t my intention, at all.
Your code is not ‘incorrect’. It works (I tested it, in FB 64-bit) and does what’s supposed to do. So no, you aren’t guilty nor wrong.
Well, if not incorrect then perhaps:
A perfect example of what not to do because there is a better way to do it. I am apologizing to the FB community in advance as my code may cause others to ask you questions which shouldn't be being asked.
But owen, there is always
a better way to do things. If I was given a coin every time that I had to refactor my code, I would be a billonaire. As for the questions, the things that are common knowledge for some may be pure gold for others, so don't give it too much thinking.
A few thing about computer programming I would like to say:
Creativity is where it's at and programming affords an infinite canvas in which to express yourself.
Couldn’t agree more. Your coding style may be different than that of mine or other people, but it’s simply a reflection of the way you think; your thought process, if you will. Languages shape the way you think, and programming languages are no exception.
that was a great post. i'm only 51 and already complaining about being tired. it helps me to keep things in perspective sometimes. if i think i'm having a bad day, i'll always think of you to remind me that my day ain't going so bad after all. ps. out of pure consideration, i'm having a beer for u right now.
Speaking of putting things in perspective: parsing source code isn’t a walk in the park. Some languages may be easier than others (Forth and LISP, for example), but it’s pretty hairy stuff. And, on top of that, FreeBASIC isn’t exactly an easy language to parse (ask the developers). And you managed it, and implemented a simple interpreter. That is quite remarkable. Whenever you need perspective, think like I do: no matter how smart you think you are, somewhere in Asia, there's a 4 y/o kid that can eat you for breakfast XD
thanks for the words of encouragement. for me time is running out.
Which is a very sad thing to read, indeed.
also i wanted to say: don't forget about guys like relsoft. i can only imagine he still needs help.
I don’t stand alone when I say that he won’t be forgotten, ever. I used so much of its code, back in the days of QB, that it isn’t even funny. And he has inspired a lot of us to try and be helpful, so it's legacy endures. I wish I could be of more help to him and his family, but I can't (at least, not from this country )
I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm facing reality.
Yes I am in poor health, this has been the case for several years running. I'm just an old worn out truck driver (with a few years left in me). But there's more to it, the details of which I will spare you. Long story short, I may not be around (on-line or otherwise) in the near future (i figure in a year perhaps) so that's why i'm being blunt.
I care about my cad stuff and I care about the forum / community.
Without emotions, I'm saying these things to you in a practical sense.
If you’re not looking for sympathy, you will not get it from me then. But, how about respect
Wishing you the best,