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by coderJeff
Nov 10, 2019 12:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FreeBASIC Namespace Project
Replies: 72
Views: 7085

Re: FreeBASIC Namespace Project

After re-reading this topic from the top, I get the feeling the interested participants are generally in agreement. For the big picture view, this is my understanding and opinion: for some types of programs, the many symbols (keywords) defined by fbc by default just get in the way. For example, writ...
by coderJeff
Nov 02, 2019 21:04
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Unable to access fb.net forums
Replies: 86
Views: 3547

Re: Unable to access fb.net forums

The 403 - Forbidden jj2007 saw yesterday was due to a filter I added yesterday. I was testing it for like 2 seconds and he just happened to get it. We were getting hammered with traffic. Since then there have been changes in the attackers tactics and I've been fighting off the assault all day. Howev...
by coderJeff
Nov 02, 2019 20:53
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Unable to access fb.net forums
Replies: 86
Views: 3547

Re: Unable to access fb.net forums

Sorry boys, no patience for diplomacy today.
by coderJeff
Oct 30, 2019 10:40
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Unable to access fb.net forums
Replies: 86
Views: 3547

Re: Unable to access fb.net forums

Only the number of Registered+Hidden users are members that have actually logged in. The number of guests are the number of unique IP's seen and can't be trusted to be anything meaningful. 100+ unique IP's every minute, creating dozens of page requests every second. I'm reluctant to report what I kn...
by coderJeff
Oct 29, 2019 11:00
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Unable to access fb.net forums
Replies: 86
Views: 3547

Re: Unable to access fb.net forums

There will probably be more outages getting this locked down. Sorry, I don't know how long it will take. Hopefully can keep the forum at least partially usable in the interim. It might be badly behaving crawler bot out of China, but has all the characteristics of a DDoS attack. Well behaved legit cr...
by coderJeff
Oct 28, 2019 22:43
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Unable to access fb.net forums
Replies: 86
Views: 3547

Re: Unable to access fb.net forums

Server is at 100% usage trying to keep up with page requests, mostly for the forum's membership list. I have disabled the membership page for now.

Compared to earlier in the year, fb.net has 3000% more unique visitors recently. Starting around august started to grow exponentially.
by coderJeff
Oct 28, 2019 22:23
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Unable to access fb.net forums
Replies: 86
Views: 3547

Unable to access fb.net forums

fb.net is experiencing massive number of hits. Working on it.
by coderJeff
Oct 26, 2019 22:02
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)
Replies: 53
Views: 2776

Re: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)

- I wrote functions for basic array processing, which currently sit as a PR on Github. - I wrote code for real unicode support of I/O functions in Window. Needs some polishing, but currently sits as a PR at Github - I´m writing string processing functions (extract, parse, replace, remove, etc.) for...
by coderJeff
Oct 26, 2019 20:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)
Replies: 53
Views: 2776

Re: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)

Hiding your new words in a namespace is only of limited help, because you must either use the namespace.procedure syntax, or you must code "using <namespace>" which then adds all of these words to the global namespace as long as "using" is active. So implementing "using&quo...
by coderJeff
Oct 26, 2019 20:03
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)
Replies: 53
Views: 2776

Re: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)

Well, i have learned that adding multiple new key words (like in your proposal) is a "no go" - the more the more words are needed. Some even don´t want to add one single new word to the global namespace, however justified this might be. The macro method i propose keeps all procedures insi...
by coderJeff
Oct 26, 2019 19:52
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)
Replies: 53
Views: 2776

Re: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)

There have already been discussions about how new features should be added to the language. I can see two positions: 1.) don´t add new keywords to the main namespace, put everything new into an include file into it´s own namespace in order not to enlarge and "pollute" the main namespace. ...
by coderJeff
Oct 26, 2019 19:34
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)
Replies: 53
Views: 2776

Re: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)

The array.insert() syntax looks oop, while array(insert, args) looks odd. What about ArrayInsert() AudioOpen() AudioPlay() NetConnect() NetTransmit() etc? I would not be worried about namespace problems as long as it is consistent and Google doesn't find hits for FreeBasic ArrayInsert etc... This n...
by coderJeff
Oct 26, 2019 19:31
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)
Replies: 53
Views: 2776

Re: How to add new features? (syntax, user API)

I'd like to help this discussion along. Please be patient with me. I'm a slow typist at times, when trying to communicate my thoughts. I'm going continue in multiple posts. First, the personal level nonsense banter going on. That's gotta stop. Yes, MrSwiss does tend to trigger this in most people. U...
by coderJeff
Oct 26, 2019 18:49
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Audio library for FreeBasic - Features
Replies: 77
Views: 13532

Re: Audio library for FreeBasic - Features

I think you raise some valid concerns. I would prefer to see the initial addition as an #include only as it is the most trouble free for everyone right now and would allow development to continue. And by doing this, it pretty much guarantees that the API can be 100% expressed naturally in fbc langua...
by coderJeff
Oct 26, 2019 12:44
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Audio library for FreeBasic - Features
Replies: 77
Views: 13532

Re: Audio library for FreeBasic - Features

For that reason, I think that the sound library should behave like the graphic library, if possible: either they both should go under the main namespace, or they both should have dedicated namespaces. So coming back to the naming issue. The immediate advantage of #include + namespace is that it has...

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