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Announcements / Re: Parsers -- A novel by Josh @ Dreamland
« on: August 22, 2009, 10:12:29 AM »
I even modify my code to be consistent if I change one thing.  I used to use i+=1, which is okay, but once I changed it to i++ which was faster, I had to change all my previous scripts.  Same thing goes for ==true and ==false.

Announcements / Re: Parsers -- A novel by Josh @ Dreamland
« on: August 22, 2009, 09:52:35 AM »
I comment my code anyways, but I normally don't comment it much.  Normally, I just put comments at the tops of different sections so I know what they do without looking in the code (even though I also make variable names and function names long and precise, which makes comments kind of pointless, but whatever).

I normally don't comment code like:
Code: [Select]
// if yspeed is greater than 0
if (yspeed>0)

Because that's obviously pointless.

Anyways, to be entirely honest, I never really understood how exactly your parser worked until now, and to be honest, it sounds like an efficient method that I might have actually thought of myself if I spent enough time on it.  Unlike other people, I know when my code could be done better, and I normally don't settle for anything less.  If I know I can do better, then I won't settle for a "good" method.

Probably why I don't get many projects done, lol.

Graphics and Video / Re: jrlf 1
« on: August 21, 2009, 08:27:33 PM »

General ENIGMA / Re: Generated Parser
« on: August 21, 2009, 08:20:34 PM »
To be honest, after looking at this topic, the code, and the EXE, I had a good laugh.

The EXE didn't work, and all it said was "unknown character" every time I typed anything.  And, main() wasn't in any of the source files.

This has to be some kind of joke, right?

General ENIGMA / Re: Enigma IDE (written in C++ using GTK+)
« on: August 21, 2009, 07:48:51 PM »
GTK+ is how I would expect it to go, since it's a great cross-platform toolkit for interfaces and such.  And the alternate would be coding a different interface for each OS, which would be a pain.

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 21, 2009, 07:47:11 PM »
Seriously, why aren't you using a tree?
Because when you strike the tree with lightning, it falls on your house.

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 17, 2009, 08:51:24 AM »
I've tried several AMD processors, and I've tried Intel, and AMD just seems to work better for me.  Cores only matter if it's optimized for the cores, and it can be optimized for a certain kind of processor as well.  Also, the graphics card can be a serious factor as well on games as well, and the motherboard might affect the graphics a bit as well.  I doubt they all have the same mobo, so it's a biased test.  Get a simple program that does some calculations and returns the time it took and use that as a benchmark; not how fast each computer can play Crysis.

Hey, Josh, so, how is Fedora working out?

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 16, 2009, 08:08:50 PM »
3) The core i7 is an excellent processor, saying otherwise would be blasphemous.
I never said it was bad.  I just said it was not as good as a Phenom II for price/effort reasons.  If you're willing to put out a ton of money and effort just to get a tiny bit better than a Phenom II, then by all means, go for it.

Also, Josh, Fedora working yet?

General ENIGMA / Re: Alternate to cpp {}
« on: August 16, 2009, 08:06:26 PM »
I realize. It's still a rip, and the attempt was failed.
*high five*

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 16, 2009, 12:05:22 PM »
in terms of AMD vs Intel it depends on what your doing. Intel is great for a little bit of gaming and excellent for Devving while AMD is a gaming powerhouse (Although I'm drooling of the i7 right now) and is also good for a little bit Devving.
AMD is wonderful because it actually is efficient and doesn't overheat as easily, even when overclocked (you still need a good fan, though, but that's it for the most part).  Intel might give you a slight bit more power, but overheats like hell if it gives it to you, and people go nuts over liquid cooling systems and crap just for a tiny bit more power.

I wouldn't be drooling over the i7.

Anyways, let's stop and let Josh talk about his wonderful progress.

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 15, 2009, 06:04:55 PM »
Pentium 4 isn't multi-core. If you compare processors with the same number of cores, it's a lot closer, although other factors do affect it.
Oh, P4 was Pentium 4.  I thought it meant Phenom Quad. :/

And yeah, multiple cores is having multiple processors, and really, having a 3.4 GHz quad processor is like having a 13.2GHz processor (mostly).

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 15, 2009, 05:22:50 PM »
Core2Duo 1.8 GHz is certainly not better than a 3.4 Phenom II.

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 14, 2009, 10:34:43 PM »
They're not ahead in either market in raw performance terms.
I don't quite think that's true.  Intel is a massive power burner, and every Intel PC seems to work worse than every AMD PC I've used.  Not to mention that AMD laptops overheat a lot less than Intel.

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 13, 2009, 08:01:48 PM »
Ah. Yeah, for Linux, go AMD. It has an official open driver with full support and open documentation.
And also the fact that the hardware is the same or better for 1/5 the price. :P

Seriously, both AMD and Intel's best processors are 64-bit, quad core, 3.2GHz, except Intel's is $1200 and AMD's is $200.  And the AMD one is better and more efficient. :/

Announcements / Re: Fresh Topic
« on: August 13, 2009, 03:53:44 PM »
There's no correct driver

What card? There's always a correct driver.
He told me on MSN it was some GeForce

NVIDIA sucks