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by MrSwiss
Aug 21, 2018 22:25
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Draw
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Problem with Draw

Carlos Herrera wrote:Is it Draw-bug or drawback?

NOT a bug, expected behaviour ...
Line is affected by View, Draw is not (details, in FB-Documentation).
by MrSwiss
Aug 21, 2018 15:54
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: C-like for() statement using macros
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: C-like for() statement using macros

Iterator can't be a .member (but: start / stop / step, are all OK).

Sorry, but to have the iterator in the type, makes no sense to me.
(it can be declared 'on the fly' in the For loop)
by MrSwiss
Aug 21, 2018 15:20
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: C-like for() statement using macros
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: C-like for() statement using macros

fb don't let u for-next .members ??? Don't understand the point you're trying to make. Example for .member in For loop: Sub History.add_str( _ ' add a new string (deleting oldest one, if needed) ByRef nst As Const String _ ' string to add, read only ) With This ' always add new string at lower boun...
by MrSwiss
Aug 17, 2018 22:55
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: titles for posters?
Replies: 39
Views: 739

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: 39
Views: 739

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: 39
Views: 739

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: 44
Views: 1549

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: 7074

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: 123

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: 7074

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: 7074

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: 44
Views: 1549

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: 44
Views: 1549

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: 44
Views: 1549

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: 7074

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. (...

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