I'm sorry that you feel like that, but I can ensure that this isn't and never was my intention.MrSwiss wrote:No problem, should you decide to stop, to treat everybody (except yourself), as a bloody beginner.St_W wrote:Don't start getting offensive
I agree to some extent, but we always have to balance compactness vs. extensive descriptions of every possible detail. IMHO the language reference is not the place where trivial questions should be answered or beginner's issues should be discussed - such things are fine but long detailed textual descriptions belong into tutorials, programmer's manuals, books, ... I'm against blowing up the language reference with redundant, trivial or self-explaining material, that makes extracting the essential information more difficult (as the text gets longer and longer).MrSwiss wrote:The need to document stuff, that isn't self-evident to everybody (specially Beginners), does not mean, because some more advanced people know it, it should not be done.
To get back to the thread topic: all I was saying in my last posts was that I think that this essential information is already documented, i.e. a compact description explaining preprocessor commands (http://www.freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.php ... PreProcess) and a short description of control flow commands (http://www.freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.php ... ontrolFlow). Maybe the former could be formulated a bit better to explicitly stress that this happens at compile time.