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Code Snippets?

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    Post Code Snippets?

    So, I had an idea which some might think stupid, but I think it's decent
    The thing is, why don't we have a Code Snippets forum? Maybe sub-forums under C++ and C forums and C# is that's needed... These forums would only be there to post finished snippets of yours, simple or advanced, doesn't matter, also this way you can search the Code Snippets forum for some snippet you'd like and maybe it exists, like algorithms and stuff...
    Do you think this is a good idea, or just rubbish?
    Last edited by Akkernight; 07-08-2009 at 06:08 PM. Reason: Topic Title change
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    sure, the atmosphere of the current c/c++ boards is "ZOMG it's not working, fix it for me", I guess it'd be nice to have an atmosphere of "time to ZOMG optimize" (If that's what you're thinking)
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    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Sinkula View Post
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    As long as we can classify the snippets by school, course, and assignment number
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    >> sure, the atmosphere of the current c/c++ boards is "ZOMG it's not working, fix it for me", I guess it'd be nice to have an atmosphere of "time to ZOMG optimize" (If that's what you're thinking)

    Heh, true.

    >> As long as we can classify the snippets by school, course, and assignment number

    Right?

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    Cprogramming.com - C/C++ Programming Code Snippets isn't on cboard, I barely use cprogramming.com :S Also, you can't post replies on Cprogramming.com - C/C++ Programming Code Snippets, like the idea is not for code snippet questions, that's what the current forum is for, but still people should be able to ask what it does, if more description should be added, if there's a better way to do it, bla bla bla, well that was my idea anyways..
    Also, if it's on cboard, it gets WAY much more attention as I guess more people surf cboard than cprogramming :S
    Also, my idea was to upload header files, as in Code Snippets should ALWAYS be header files, makes them easy to implement, but if they are too long, then some .c/.cpp files could also be used, but to make it easy for other people, just using one header would be best
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    Damn me if the C++ and C boards aren't exactly meant for that.

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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
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    ugh!
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    [url=http://www.cprogramming.com/snippets/]
    Also, my idea was to upload header files, as in Code Snippets should ALWAYS be header files,
    Unless we're talking templates, then I can summarize all the code snippets we'll get right here that work as headers:
    Code:
     

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    well, I meant uploaded files, but I guess this idea wasn't so good xP
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    I've seen this done on another board. The quality average is low, and it would tie up a lot of resources to point out all the mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    I've seen this done on another board. The quality average is low, and it would tie up a lot of resources to point out all the mistakes.
    Hmmm...but isn't that the point of the board? People helping other people with programming? Most of it already is people posting code and asking someone to help fix the mistakes or improve something, etc, often the same exact things over and over again. My idea would be to post working examples of things that people commonly try, sort of like a very short winded tutorial that is just code with comments -- since there are already lots of tutorials around, but the norm there is usually *not* to provide much in the way of demo code.

    The same is true of actual documentation such as man pages, where it is basically standard to write several pages of explanation without a single example of the actual syntax; when learning a new API I usually have to deduce the syntax from the "explanation" and perform a few little tests before I get it right. I'm more comfortable with that now, but it seemed very counter-productive to me when first starting out, and I doubt the intention is anything so high minded as to force beginner's to make deductions, etc, which even if it is I'm not sure if I consider that so clever anyway.

    My point is you are right CornedBee, the web is short on quality snippets, but probably the gang at cboard are just the gang to provide it. Nobody is asking you to do work you don't want to do, of course.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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