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  1. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Definitely a hole.
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    Re: Favorite movies top 10.

    Re Avengers Movies. My 2 favourites are Dr Strange and Captain Marvel. Followed by Thor trilogy and then the Ant-man double.

    I like the Bond movies - but I wouldn't rate them as top movies - just...
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    Re: Favorite movies top 10.

    I'd forgotten about that one. I agree, a re-watch is definitely in order.
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    Re: Favorite movies top 10.

    What - no Michael Caine films?

    Ipcress File
    Funeral In Berlin
    The Italian Job
    Too Late The Hero
    Get Carter
    The Black Windmill
    The Man Who Would Be King
    The Eagle Has Landed
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    Re: Favorite movies top 10.

    I agree - they'd be next on my list. Together with Star Wars IV, V, VI (original 3).
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    Re: Favorite movies top 10.

    War Games (first)
    Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle / The Next Level
    Where Eagles Dare
    Kelly's Heroes
    Space Cowboys
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone et al
    de Vinci Code / Angels & Demons...
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    Re: Multiple Source Control Conundrum

    Aren't they stored at the user level? What happens if you have multiple users with different credentials and switch between them?
  8. Thread: Stuff to watch

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    Re: Stuff to watch

    I threw away my VHS tapes years ago when I replaced them with the DVD versions...
  9. Thread: Stuff to watch

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    Re: Stuff to watch

    Yes - but checking my DVD version (bought 2002) they're not there any more!.
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    Re: Hey everyone nice forum :)

    Sign on my wall

    "You don't have to be crazy to work here - but if you are it helps"
  11. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    That reminds me scenes from 'Dr Who - Fury From The Deep'.
  12. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    As someone who previously has been involved with OS and compiler development, I absolutely agree with this. Time spent on the design is time well spent and will almost certainly be recouped during...
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    Re: Sign and Signn Functions (w/o IF's, math only!)

    but doesn't this assume that the expressions (Value < 0) and (Value <> 0) produces values of -1 if true? This is not true for many programming languages.

    I know that VB returns -1, but this isn't...
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    Re: Vb6 Community Compiler

    If the poster is the code owner, then OK. If the poster isn't the code owner then permission from the code owner is required - otherwise you're in breach. If you are employed by a company, your...
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    Re: Mobile Maps Options

    Apparently they dropped it because of 'lack of interest'. See:

    https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/apache-cordova-development-lands-on-visual-studio-code/...
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    Re: Mobile Maps Options

    I'm not sure as I don't use it, but VS Code (as distinct to VS Studio) may still support Cordova. There's Internet info available about this.
  17. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    The Basic working group is WG8 under SC22 (C is WG14, C++ is WG21). Apparently, it is no longer active. See http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/

    If anyone wants to pursue Basic standardisation, then...
  18. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    Yes - it needs to be done via your National Member. See https://isoupdate.com/resources/6-steps-to-creating-an-iso-standard/


    Hold the front page! Stop the Presses!!

    There is an ANSI/ISO Basic...
  19. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    Isn't part of the problem is that there is no 'standard' for the Basic language? C/C++ are ISO standard(s), Fortran has it's standard. But what's Basic? I could 'invent' a new language and call it...
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    Re: Merry Christmas VBForums

    There's the serious devotee - posting on Christmas Day!

    @Steve and all - Happy holiday and a safe New Year.
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    Re: Learning Visual Basic Net

    I learnt programming at school when about 13 using HP Time-Shared-Basic (TSB). It used line numbers and gotos! You had a max of 286 numeric variables and 26 string variables which had to dim'ed...
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    Re: Learning Visual Basic Net

    Re assembly. I first learnt PDP 11, then 6502 and z80. I then had to learn Intel when I started to program MS-DOS using MASM/TASM. Later I programmed in 68000/68020 for a VME based minicomputer I was...
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    Re: Teaching people to crawl

    When I learnt programming aeons ago, all we had to go on were our lecture notes, computer manuals and any books you'd bought. There was no on-line. No forums, no chat rooms, no search, no examples....
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    VS 2015 Re: Program detected as virus, and harmful

    This is a false positive. It's annoying. We have some internal written c++ code that similarly triggers virus warnings. As our code is only for internal use we just tell the virus scanner to treat...
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    Re: No help files for Visual Studio 2010

    I have VS2022 Community running Ok for c/c++ under Windows 7 Pro.
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    Re: Learning Visual Basic Net

    Yes. When I did my CS degree eons ago we studied PDP-11 and Z80 assembler. I also learnt 6502 assembler for my Acorn Atom. IMO it certainly helps understanding. The PDP-11 was connected to 16...
  27. Re: VB6 vs .NET differences ... IDE, libraries, functionality, whatever

    Well that was a light-hearted way to start the day by reading all the posts in this thread. Keep it up! I look forward to reading round 2 tomorrow.
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    Re: Has anyone ever cloned an HHD to a SSD?

    My preferred ssd drives are from Crucial. They also offer a compatibility checker. Just enter make/model and it'll show all compatible drives.
    https://www.crucial.com/store/advisor
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    Re: Has anyone ever cloned an HHD to a SSD?

    Yes - several times for friends. I just used Windows Backup and Restore program and generated a system image to an external USB drive. Changed the disks. Then used Windows System Repair Disk to...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] How to use SSE2 do ar1 porduct ar2

    For VS, have a look at Properties/c++/Code Generation/Enable Enhanced Instruction Set. This allows usage of SSE(2) and AVX(2) instructions if the CPU supports them.
  31. Re: what is float mark of C language ?

    1 is of type int. So is 2. In C an int divided by an int gives an int. So 1 / 2 gives 0. But 1.0 / 2 gives 0.5 as 1.0 is of type double rather than int.

    For / if either the dividend or the divisor...
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    Re: Laptop for student

    You say she needs a new laptop. Does that mean she already has one but that isn't suitable or she hasn't one at all and needs a laptop?

    If she needs a laptop for what you describe, have you...
  33. Re: Is somebody backing up the MSDN reference documentation?

    Looks like VS subscriptions are different to the old MSDN subscriptions and don't include the SDK disks anymore. Ah for the good old days of MSDN and Technet discs!
  34. Re: Is somebody backing up the MSDN reference documentation?

    I don't know about now, but several years ago I had a MSDN subscription for years. Part of the CD's/DVD's that came with this subscription were those that contained the complete SDK documentation -...
  35. Re: Is somebody backing up the MSDN reference documentation?

    Isn't it only the ability to download as .pdf that's being retired? the web contents will still be there.
  36. Re: [RESOLVED] How to convert c language if (exp & 1) { ..... } to vb6

    In c/c++:



    (exp & 1)


    will evaluate to a type depending upon the type of exp (eg int if type of exp is int) with a value of either 1 or 0 depending upon the LSB. If this is then used when a...
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    Re: Microsoft Visual Studio 2022

    Has this been reported to MS?
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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2022

    MS VS 2022 has now been released (not preview). See https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/launch/
  39. Re: How do I make MSVC++ optimization not ruin my program?

    Also don't use CreateThread(). Use _beginthreadex()
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/c-runtime-library/reference/beginthread-beginthreadex?view=msvc-170
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    Re: Need help with Visual C++

    Standard C++ doesn't support gui - it only supports console programming. To use gui with standard C++ you need to use a 3rd party library or for Windows use the WIN32 API gui functions. However gui...
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