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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #30 on: 2012-Mar-23 »
Ahhhhh! Interupts! My macro assembler years are not the most pleasent years of my life. One of my teachers had a saying: "coding assembler is to die slowly"

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #31 on: 2012-Mar-24 »
I deleted the post. The GLBasic forum can be viewed by anyone - young or old. Your post was unnecessarily crude and added nothing to the conversation.

We have had an awful lot of spam postings recently (moderation and filters do help but they still get through), and as a new registered user with few posts, I decided that removal was in the best interests of the community.
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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #32 on: 2012-Mar-24 »
I deleted the post. The GLBasic forum can be viewed by anyone - young or old. Your post was unnecessarily crude and added nothing to the conversation.

We have had an awful lot of spam postings recently (moderation and filters do help but they still get through), and as a new registered user with few posts, I decided that removal was in the best interests of the community.

No problem! Sorry about the language... just wanted to lighten the mood. Assembly can really kill you, and these guys seem so heavy. Keep up the good work.

But to be fair mine is not really a new account.

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #33 on: 2012-Mar-24 »
... just wanted to lighten the mood. Assembly can really kill you, and these guys seem so heavy.

You're right; Assembly can kill you, that's why we do it in BASIC. And don't worry, we're cool. It may look heavy, but it's just ribbing.
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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #34 on: 2012-Mar-24 »
... just wanted to lighten the mood. Assembly can really kill you, and these guys seem so heavy.

You're right; Assembly can kill you, that's why we do it in BASIC. And don't worry, we're cool. It may look heavy, but it's just ribbing.

Yeah man, chill out. Go Basic!

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #35 on: 2012-Mar-24 »
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Yeah man, chill out. Go Basic!
Indeed. All the way. :)

Assembly isn't that difficult on 8/16bit machines and the bug-hunt is always a good game in itself. Of course nowadays we don't HAVE to use assembly to get a game running smoothly and/or fast. GLB does that all for us, pretty much. =D
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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #36 on: 2012-Mar-24 »
Assembly isn't that difficult on 8/16bit machines and the bug-hunt is always a good game in itself. Of course nowadays we don't HAVE to use assembly to get a game running smoothly and/or fast. GLB does that all for us, pretty much. =D

Amen to GLBasic!
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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #37 on: 2012-Mar-24 »
Not strictly related, but with the mention of coding stuff on paper and in hex and whatnot I just this minute stumbled upon this and thought it might be worth sharing ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K7M2L2CoQk&feature=related

It starts getting interesting around the 1:15 mark.

The guy narrating sounds typical of any one of us lot on this forum ;)

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #38 on: 2012-Mar-26 »
It's curious that you are talking about assembler in a "very newbie question" thread. :whistle:

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #39 on: 2012-Mar-27 »
the newbies are not what they use to be =)

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #40 on: 2012-Mar-27 »
Anyone remember NMI's (Non-maskable interrupts) ?

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #41 on: 2012-Mar-27 »
Not me, most of my assembler was simple video buffer manipulations and mathematics.

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #42 on: 2012-Mar-27 »
I loved assembly language, the first program I wrote was a z80 routine to write a sprite to the screen, the second was to move it from one side to another. It didn't work, the sprite was always on the opposite side. After half an hour head scratching, I realised that it was actually moving the sprite across the screen so fast, it was doing it within a frame fly-back... the power of it knocked me off my seat.

Ah, NMI's, great for raster bar effects! :D
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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #43 on: 2012-Mar-28 »
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My first experience with assembly was with a Meccano set in 1957, although I did eventually become more proficient with Stickle Bricks It’s never really helped with My GLbasic programming skills.  =D
Okay, It’s been more than ten years now so I confess............I let the dogs out!

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Re: Very Newbie question about INLINE
« Reply #44 on: 2012-Mar-28 »
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My first experience with assembly was with a Meccano set in 1957, although I did eventually become more proficient with Stickle Bricks It’s never really helped with My GLbasic programming skills.  =D

WOW Stickle Bricks, now that is a blast from the past I had forgotten about  :D

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