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This is a discussion on codes within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; the codes written in MFC are almost unreadable. it is really hard for me to find out what's going on ...

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    codes

    the codes written in MFC are almost unreadable.
    it is really hard for me to find out what's going on by reading these codes.
    I see this quite a bit. "Source code" refered to in the plural with "codes". To me it sounds juvenille, uneducated, and somewhat annoying. Is it just me?
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    up up down down left right left right b a b a select start

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    I think I heard that one once.


    left up right down xy

    down x x x x


    On topic: no, it's not just you. Code as in program code is neither singular nor plural, though I forgot what you call those words.
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    up down left right b a b y l a r a
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    up up down down left right left right b a b a select start
    So that's how I get into your safe.
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    Not everyone on the internet is a native english speaker which could explain such things.

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    @CornedBee: They're called uncountable nouns, like water, milk, money.

    @Quantum1024: It's not just English. Every language I know (Spanish, English, German and French) has this. I think Arabic has it as well, but I'm not sure. I don't know much about asiatic languages apart that they don't have articles (Chinese and Japanese at least, Vietnamese probably neither. Russian doesn't have them, but that's not really asiatic) so I can't comment on those.
    Sure, some of the people that say that may not have that distiction in their own language, but I think most of them is just that they don't stop to think.

    And it also annoys me when I read stuff like that.
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    Sokra, the problem is not that the distinction doesn't exist, but that people think they have to learn the words where it applies. They don't apply common sense.
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    hold A, press up, down, left, right, release A. hear a sound. hold B, press start. another sound. hold C, press start. Invincible.

    yeah, i see that alot around here, and it really bugs me, but I never correct anybody that does it...
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    CornedBee, yeah, that's another factor. People who either try to base a language completely on rules, which doesn't always work, or people who just don't give a ........ and do whatever they feel like, which never works.

    Of course, let's remember this is the Internet. As a general rule poeple leave their common sense somewhere else when they're using a computer, and doubly so if they use the Internet.
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    up up down down left right left right b a b a select start
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    up up down down left right left right b a b a select start
    Isn't that the cheat to get the monster in Killer Instinct (you have to be the flaming guy or the ninja guy, I can't remember which)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stovellp
    Isn't that the cheat to get the monster in Killer Instinct (you have to be the flaming guy or the ninja guy, I can't remember which)?
    Nope:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/coinop/arcade/code/583590.html

    This is:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/nes/code/563399.html
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    I was wondering about the up-down-right-right-start stuff. I don't play games, but I figured it was a reference to something like that. For what it's worth, I think the "codes" people are the same ones who say "wat" instead of what, and "enuf" instead of enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow
    There's only one B A? That's a little disappointing. I've been remembering it wrong this whole time.

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