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by Monkey
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Wiki Land
Topic: Upgrading the wiki
Replies: 8
Views: 3479

Re: Upgrading the wiki

I'll mail you some motivation Lucifer. You should get it in a couple of days. :)
by Monkey
Sat May 26, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Final Ladle (RIP Tron)
Replies: 189
Views: 23051

Re: Final Ladle (RIP Tron)

It's great to see this level of activity here. I'd love to play in this Ladle but Arma doesn't work properly for me on my operating system/computer at the moment and probably won't for a while at least it seems. I'll follow what's going on though. @sinewav I don't know if there will be enough for a ...
by Monkey
Sat May 26, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: Activity? :(
Replies: 34
Views: 9301

Re: Activity? :(

Is that fort game real or are they just swags bots? Also, who is Monk?
by Monkey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)

@sinewav What is your budget, roughly? What are the specifications of your current laptop? my apartment/desk is too small for a full tower, so I need a laptop or a microPC. Laptops tend to be a lot more expensive than desktops of the same specifications. I have one laptop and one desktop. Both are a...
by Monkey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4170

Re: C programming language discussion

kyle wrote:I have the book, it was the one used at my college for the C class.
Good to know that they're still using it in teaching environments. So far, I'm liking it, especially with the tasks they set. I'll probably have it finished by Xmas 2020 haha :)
by Monkey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7806

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

Plan 9 is something I wish I had been there for. Massively distributed computing is a bit of a fascination of mine I believe that, eventually, UNIX will become more like plan 9. Some have already tried to incorporate features (e.g. /proc). Note that plan 9 isn't perfect (IMO especially with regards...
by Monkey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4170

Re: C programming language discussion

What I don't like is that, short of using a documentation method (like doxygen, or the built-in python docs), there isn't a clear way to see what the arguments are to a function without reading the body of the function. The good news for me is that OpenBSD's man pages contain all that sort of stuff...
by Monkey
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4170

Re: C programming language discussion

The "+" operator has a well-defined meaning When you start dealing with object types that don't make sense in a mathematical context, then mathematical operations become meaningless. I don't believe that things are that black and white and middle ground cases could cause problems. I suppose it depe...
by Monkey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4170

Re: C programming language discussion

So, in C, when you add your two vectors together, you have to write: addedVectors = AddTwoVectorsTogether(jane, tarzan); In C++, when you add two vectors together, you have to write: addedVectors = jane + tarzan; Ok, so C++ is winning on readability. The C++ code may be shorter but does that mean i...
by Monkey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7806

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

Meh, you'd still probably beat me delinquent :P Anyway, I thought I'd revive this thread with a discussion about an operating system that is awesome in many ways but I've never actually used. The operating system in question is called "plan 9" and, surprisingly, not many people have heard of it. In ...
by Monkey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4170

Re: C programming language discussion

It really is just C with a few extra things that logically follow when you allow a struct to contain function pointers. :) I'm still not convinced that all of the features you mention are necessary. I can see the thinking behind them of course but I'm not convinced they're needed. Years ago, I wrot...
by Monkey
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4170

Re: C programming language discussion

I understand and agree with you guys in that C programming is often going to take more time to accomplish tasks that other languages can do quicker. This doesn't bother me too much (yet) but I think I won't try to do anything too large to start with. At the very least learning C will help me to see ...
by Monkey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4170

Re: C programming language discussion

Linus stated that he hates C++ specifically because of its complexity. Also, he doesn't just write kernels, don't forget that he created git. Admittedly git is written in various languages (although no C++) :P the power of C++ over C for rapidly developing software. Personally speaking, I'm not that...
by Monkey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4170

Re: C programming language discussion

I personally wouldn't trust someone who thinks they're not smart enough to understand C++. C++ is the most simplest implementation of object-oriented programming languages. Even PHP is more complex, nowadays, to say nothing of Python. Or Java, for that matter. Not that he's necessarily one of the p...