drawing a stick man

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    drawing a stick man

    Hi,
    This is a part of my project where i have drawn a stick man. As you can see in the code that i have used constants like (radius *2) etc to draw hand ,leg, head etc to draw the stick man. I am just wondering if it is considered a good programming practice or is there any other way around to accomplish the same task-just more eloquently.

    Please keep in mind that i am quite a newbie and only familiar with functions and arrays and some other basic stuff. Have not reached to the "pointers" yet.

    thanks




    Code:
    circle((int)x_position, (int)y_position, (int)radius);		//head
    			
    			line((int)x_position,(int)(y_position + radius),(int)x_position,(int)(y_position + (radius*4)));	//body
    			
    			line((int)(x_position-(radius*2)),(int)(y_position+(radius*2)),(int)(x_position+(radius*2)),(int)(y_position+(radius*2)));	//hand
    			
    			line((int)x_position,(int)(y_position+(radius*4)),(int)(x_position+radius),(int)(y_position+(radius*5)));		//right leg
    			
    			line((int)x_position,(int)(y_position+(radius*4)),(int)(x_position-radius),(int)(y_position+(radius*5)));		//left leg
    			
    			line((int)0,(int)(y_position+(radius*5)),(int)640,(int)(y_position+(radius*5)));	// ground

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    Well I am confused why you are doing all those casts other than that it looks ok.
    Last edited by prog-bman; 12-25-2005 at 02:07 PM.
    Woop?

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    thanks,
    do not worry about casting. As i said it is part of a project where stick man throws a projectile and if i use int then it will be funny path- not exactly like a parabola. Since those functions can only take int values.

    Yes this code is working but i just wanna know if there is any efficient way to do it. I am thinking of skipping those constants somehow...

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    Code:
    (int)640
    First of all, let me guess, your screen is 640x480. Second, 640 is already an int, you don't need to cast it.
    Code:
    (int)0
    See above.
    Code:
    ((int)x_position,(int)(y_position + radius),
    You only need those casts if the variables concernced aren't ints.
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