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by speedfixer
Jan 17, 2021 5:00
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What do new users need?
Replies: 36
Views: 1554

Re: What do new users need?

What do new users need? Certainly, everyone has their own personal barrier to overcome when they start. I think it is true that the nostalgia and never-lost memories from those old machines with BASIC was the INSTANT gratification of making your short program work, whether blinking color boxes or sq...
by speedfixer
Jan 15, 2021 19:30
Forum: General
Topic: multithread detection
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: multithread detection

Found a way.
I use a simple define to include a tiny 'fake thread' routine.
by speedfixer
Jan 14, 2021 17:33
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FreeBASIC 1.08 Development
Replies: 309
Views: 30217

Re: FreeBASIC 1.08 Development

marcov, I'm confused. I learn a lot from you about languages and programming ... style?? (maybe, technique, attitude, history??) But you are ALWAYS here selling FPC. The topics here are FreeBASIC. Compare and contrast - we learn something. A lot of what you have to say is informative and helps many ...
by speedfixer
Dec 07, 2020 23:50
Forum: General
Topic: intrinsic: __FB_WIN32__
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: intrinsic: __FB_WIN32__

@Tourist Trap: The problem is in the 32 of WIN32. As a simple hobbyist I can sincerely say it's a little confusing. Exactly. As with most changes, any new intrinsic can co-exist with the old through a version or two, with warnings in the docs. Fixing any old script/program would be trivial when that...
by speedfixer
Dec 07, 2020 18:16
Forum: Documentation
Topic: RGB and RGBA
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: RGB and RGBA

Thank you both. Maybe just little things, but I see them as little 'completeness' items that help reduce the annoyance level of using FB. They help make it feel mature and complete, instead of done once and forgotten. Kind of like the extra attention to the paint and polish on a more expensive car: ...
by speedfixer
Dec 06, 2020 5:17
Forum: General
Topic: intrinsic: __FB_WIN32__
Replies: 9
Views: 590

intrinsic: __FB_WIN32__

Maybe this is a bit picky, and I know it is just a leftover, but shouldn't this be split properly into another with __FB_WIN64__ ?? Maybe warn in next version the behavior will change? As it is, I need to test twice - once for WIN and once for 64 bits - to get it correct. Not really a problem for me...
by speedfixer
Nov 30, 2020 7:29
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New to FreeBASIC?
Replies: 29
Views: 56411

Re: New to FreeBASIC?

Welcome, Sammy25


david
by speedfixer
Nov 15, 2020 18:05
Forum: Documentation
Topic: RGB and RGBA
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: RGB and RGBA

The issue had nothing to do with speed, just that the different return variable byte size **in function** required changes to code moving between 64 bit and 32 bit. This matters when I move from one architecture to another: I had to make changes when I moved working code from my usual 64 bit dev sys...
by speedfixer
Nov 13, 2020 19:37
Forum: Documentation
Topic: Threadsafe RANDOMIZE and RND
Replies: 57
Views: 3305

Re: Threadsafe RANDOMIZE and RND

For both of you: re: '... lack of interest ...' Look at the view count for these randomness topics. When your topic stays in single digits for a long time, people don't care. A LOT of people care. I do. I'm simply not qualified to contribute. I HAVE folded some of your faster rnd routines into my co...
by speedfixer
Nov 13, 2020 19:15
Forum: Linux
Topic: What is a good IDE for Freebasic on Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: What is a good IDE for Freebasic on Linux?

Love geany. Small, fast, simple. I ALWAYS start with a file where I want with the name I want. (Of course, I have scripts that open from 3 to 80 files at once on 8 desktops. Learning to script is like discovering that pizza can be made to your custom tastes AND delivered to your door!) I also use a ...
by speedfixer
Nov 13, 2020 19:01
Forum: Documentation
Topic: Wiki improvements
Replies: 565
Views: 107678

Re: Wiki improvements

Excellent.
Enough of the nasty details are revealed to let a beginner know that his key input isn't as simple as it may seem to be.

david
by speedfixer
Nov 13, 2020 18:51
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to add an FB program to startup application (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: How to add an FB program to startup application (SOLVED)

Don't forget:

If a program opens a console/window - it will close on PROGRAM completion unless you cause it to pause with a sleep or some other holding loop: it may happen too quick for you to see the results.

If it is still not operating as you desire or think it should, let us know.

david
by speedfixer
Nov 11, 2020 6:51
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to add an FB program to startup application (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: How to add an FB program to startup application

You told us two instances of how you tried: excellent. It is then assumed you want the app to run under your login as the app user. Each flavor of Linux has many multiple ways to start an app automatically. Each desktop also has multiple methods of starting an app. Becuase things change so rapidly, ...
by speedfixer
Oct 30, 2020 18:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: "speedfixer"
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: "speedfixer"

I had erased my original message (and then asked that the thread by removed by moderators: I didn't want to offend you or draw you out.) Original now referenced by LZ.

I was quoting a post of yours where you used the phrase 'swan song' and hoped it had no dire meaning.

david
by speedfixer
Oct 25, 2020 6:24
Forum: Documentation
Topic: WINDOWTITLE()
Replies: 10
Views: 486

WINDOWTITLE()

If this function is not called before setting a new windowed mode via Screen (Graphics), the program window will use the executable file name (without the extension) as title by default. This appears to not be true, at least for what I have seen. I think this has been true for some time - I just no...

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