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Programming, design and concept

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    Programming, design and concept

    "Programming needs a design and concepts, without them you just write a throwaway code. While mean you'll get nothing"

    Is that right?
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    I think that sentence could use some work.
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    It sounds reasonable though you can have a good design and concepts and still write "throwaway code"

    Oh, and writing "throwaway code" does not necessarily mean that you'll get nothing. For example, while learning the interface to some library you might write "throwaway code" to get familiar with it, but you will certainly gain from that experience. Likewise, a prototype might eventually get discarded, but the act of creating it might give you valuable insight.
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    Poll please xD
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by audinue
    Poll please
    Change your statement to:
    "Programming needs a design and concepts, without them you just write a throwaway code."
    The part of about "While mean you'll get nothing" does not make sense and effectively makes your statement express two opinions.

    That said, what do you hope to gain from a poll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    That said, what do you hope to gain from a poll?
    Reality through consensus?
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    At least it's not a public poll. So no-one will actually know if I'm a noob or not -- I hope I voted for the right one!

    I don't agree you get nothing by writing code and throwing it away...
    1. You shouldn't throw it away, archive it for a rainy day
    2. You learn :-)

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    What do you do with your code on rainy days?

    Not sure I want to know ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee
    What do you do with your code on rainy days?
    Save it just in case lightning in the wrong place causes a power failure
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    Of course programs need a design, at least in your head. How do you go about coding something without even knowing what you are going to write?

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    > Of course programs need a design, at least in your head. How do you go about coding something without even knowing what you are going to write?
    Obviously you haven't used Windows Vista? . Sorry, couldn't resist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    Of course programs need a design, at least in your head. How do you go about coding something without even knowing what you are going to write?
    Hope the inspiration will come up on the way? Which more likely doesn't and you end up with Windows Millenium...

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_ntua View Post
    Hope the inspiration will come up on the way? Which more likely doesn't and you end up with Windows Millenium...
    I miss updating from windows 98 SE to ME.
    One of the disadvantages of being a 22 year old RPG programmer is having to repeatedly explain to your friends that you don't make videogames for a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoutatchickens View Post
    I miss updating from windows 98 SE to ME.

    DOS 5.0 RULEZ!
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Sigh everyone ignores NT 4.0 -- that was the best Windows ever.

    What puzzles me is why they based 2000 on the NT kernel and not the 9x kernel? NT was a flop, and 9x seemed to be good.

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