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  1. Yes, the operating system is responsible for...

    Yes, the operating system is responsible for scheduling thread execution. However, remember that each of those threads shares the global data and object references in the process, and without some...
  2. Re: Anyone know if this article on Earth being threatened is bogus?

    Not to worry, you gave us Monty Python, so you're more than even as far as I'm concerned. ;)
  3. Re: Anyone know if this article on Earth being threatened is bogus?

    As I see it, the problem with context-free information is that you have (many) people who listen to it, don't research what's claimed and don't ignore it -- they repeat it as fact to other people....
  4. Re: Anyone know if this article on Earth being threatened is bogus?

    Oh, come on now. You're obviously an intelligent man. Why in the world would you even consider giving that nonsense the time of day? I mean seriously, that's the same show that was having Nancy...
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    Re: C --> Timing a Matrix Inversion

    For fun, I compiled this using Visual Studio 2010 Profesisonal (release build, which is optimized), elapsed time was 2.652 seconds.

    Edit: By the way, you have an unreferenced variable (j) in main,...
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    Re: App Inventor in Action

    I'm sure they're hoping this will do for Android what Visual Basic did for Windows back in the day. It should be interesting to see how it all plays out. Personally, I'm rooting for them (and hoping...
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    Sticky: Re: thinBasic 2.x direction

    The concept of closures can seem pretty strange if you've never worked with them; I compare it to how people can struggle with the concept of pointers if they've never used a language that required...
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    Sticky: Re: thinBasic 2.x direction

    A closure would be better defined as an outer function that returns an inner function (typically an anonymous function) where the outer function's local variables are preserved. It's called a closure...
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    Sticky: Re: thinBasic 2.x direction

    I think the answer to that really depends on the context of "complicated". These constructs can significantly simplify coding and make it easier to maintain if they're used appropriately (for...
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    Sticky: Re: thinBasic 2.x direction

    I likely wouldn't make a good programming teacher, that's really the simplest way that I could think of demonstrating the idea. In actual programs, an example of where closures can be useful in...
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    Sticky: Re: thinBasic 2.x direction

    The specific benefit of anonymous functions is that you can use them inline for things like callback functions, and you concisely use closures and currying; of course, in the case of closures, you...
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    Sticky: Re: thinBasic 2.x direction

    For named parameters, and ease-of-parsing, you may want to consider handling it in the same way that Visual Basic does, which is the ":=" assignment operator. So, using Charles' example, it would...
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    Sticky: Re: thinBasic 2.x direction

    I think the idea of being able to parse C header files is a good one, it would certainly save folks a lot of time when incorporating other libraries into their projects. COM integration, some basic...
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    Re: Virus Checks for Oxygen Please :)

    You might want to submit them to VirusTotal who will scan them with a collection of all of the major AV engines out there and give you a detailed report of who gives you a pass, and who has any...
  15. Thread: Help file

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    Re: Help file

    From a project management perspective, before you actually do any work on the help, you might want to go through it all and prioritize the sections, and then the individual topics in those sections....
  16. Thread: Help file

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    Re: Help file

    I suspect that he may be referring to chunks of the documentation that basically just has very little information beyond a simple description, with no remarks, examples or links to related functions....
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    Re: BP (fixed)

    Particularly since she never said that and the general, historical opinion is that it's a myth.
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    Re: my life with c++

    Languages are kind of like clothing, the "best" is often what you're most comfortable wearing. That said, I'd point out that there's no need to build an application in Visual C++ that requires any...
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    Re: Close console window after script

    I'm running 1.8.0.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, with the path to the TB executables being "C:\Program Files (x86)\thinBasic". It works just fine when the option is set to "yes", the problem only...
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    STDCALL not recognized

    I'm not sure if you'd classify this as a bug or feature request, but it would be nice if thinBasic didn't choke on the "STDCALL" or "SDECL" keywords in function declarations, for example:

    DECLARE...
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    Close console window after script

    I've been taking a look at the current version, and if the "close console window after script" option is set to false in thinAir, and you then attempt to run a console script from the IDE, you get...
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    Re: PowerBasic 64bits

    I think a lot of developers tend to over-estimate the rate of adoption of technology. If you break down the various versions of Windows being used, right now about 65-70% is the 32-bit version of...
  23. Re: PowerBasic: 5th post from Bob about objects

    Yeah, I'm wondering if it's going to be a case of "too much information" for folks there. There's a segment of the PB developer community that you know are (or will be) just struggling with basic OOP...
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    Re: Standard Error

    Looks great to me; thanks for adding that, it's a small thing, but I think it'll be useful.
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    Re: New mad idea on UI module

    Have you guys reached out to any of the third-party folks like Chris Boss (EZGUI) or Paul Squires (Firefly) about contributing a UI designer for thinBasic? The fact that syntatically it's similar to...
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