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    The superhaterodyne twomers's Avatar
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    i c'd today and got nostalgic

    how's this place holding up?

    i hope to c tomorrow too.

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    Well, a lot of good posters got too butt rustled for their good and vowed to never come back so we lost a lot of good talent that way. Now all that's left is a small core of dedicated and intelligent posters and then there's me XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by MutantJohn View Post
    Well, a lot of good posters got too butt rustled for their good and vowed to never come back so we lost a lot of good talent that way. Now all that's left is a small core of dedicated and intelligent posters and then there's me XD
    Oh yeah? What was it that got their butts rustled?

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    Most of the time it seemed like petty quabbling over stuff that I never cared enough about to actually follow the arguments. But, I mean, that's programmers for ya XD

    We can take any minute thing and make it seem like it's the world's biggest deal. Just look at spaces vs tabs debates.

    I think this board is in desperate need of new blood. The only issue is, how do you get today's kids to use yesterday's languages? We aren't as cool as JS is or any of those other new-fangled languages. Sure, there's C++11 but people are still trying to catch up to that​.

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    Hey twomers! Been a while! I thought you were dead or rich.

    How's life been treating you. Are you still Cing or perhaps Cing more more?
    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
    Hey twomers! Been a while! I thought you were dead or rich.

    How's life been treating you. Are you still Cing or perhaps Cing more more?
    Hah. Neither dead nor rich fortunately.

    Life's good. I haven't done a whole bunch of C recently. I do data science research, so the languages I've been using have been at a much higher level of abstraction, though I have needed to use C# from time to time... I don't think this would count as Cing to a wide audience.

    These C++11 and C++14 feel like new languages - I leave for a few years and we have anonymous functions, and all sorts of new terminology that I need to learn, and i may need to start asking questions here again. Which is good of course. Has this been an exceptionally fast time for development of the C++ language? It feels like it has. What did previous growths feel like?

    Did you ever finish MURK? :P

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    Good memory. Nope. MURK and now Mediaeval, both sit together as the type of personal projects that gets revisited once every year, only to be put aside for better days soon after. I've learned to accept that I'm not apparently a marathon runner. More like a sprinter; good speed but little resistance. I'd need the same type of personal responsibility feeling that I can muster on the job but that apparently eludes me completely when it comes to personal pet projects. Sort of helped me gain a special form of respect for those folks that work years on end on their personal projects.

    Glad to see you and knowing all is well. We are living strange times. I get the feeling that we haven't learned the lessons of the past and we are returning back to the start of the 20th century, where the spreading of protectionism, intolerance and nationalism across Europe and elsewhere, in the name of a misguided sense of personal and economical security, eventually took those very things from us as we dragged the world into one of its darkest periods that lasted 80 years, across two successive world wars and a cold war. I don't think I will leave my daughters with a better world than the one I found, and I worry deeply for the world them and my future grandchildren will have to face. I have no doubt on my mind anymore that we are growing apart. I just hope I'm not alive when the dark days inevitably come. And just yesterday we learned that the TTIP is basically dead. Another step down the hill and into the hole. I hate my generation.
    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
    Glad to see you and knowing all is well. We are living strange times. I get the feeling that we haven't learned the lessons of the past and we are returning back to the start of the 20th century, where the spreading of protectionism, intolerance and nationalism across Europe and elsewhere, in the name of a misguided sense of personal and economical security, eventually took those very things from us as we dragged the world into one of its darkest periods that lasted 80 years, across two successive world wars and a cold war. I don't think I will leave my daughters with a better world than the one I found, and I worry deeply for the world them and my future grandchildren will have to face. I have no doubt on my mind anymore that we are growing apart. I just hope I'm not alive when the dark days inevitably come. And just yesterday we learned that the TTIP is basically dead. Another step down the hill and into the hole. I hate my generation.
    ok. now you've gotta cheer me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers View Post
    ok. now you've gotta cheer me up!
    Oh, that easy: It's all good. The upside is we should not be afraid of death. After all we spend more time dead than we will ever spend alive.
    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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    C++11 is basically a new language. Which is great though. I think C++11 puts C++ as a competitive language now. A lot of these higher-level languages came about and they offered a lot of these nice features but now C++ has come along and significantly improved itself. So now we have all these incredible abstractions we can use to make great software with no to relatively little cost. C++17 finally introduces a file system library so woot, woot!

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    Ah, nostalgia. It occurs to me that I've been a member (not always active) on this forum for 15 years now. God, I feel old.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude View Post
    Ah, nostalgia. It occurs to me that I've been a member (not always active) on this forum for 15 years now. God, I feel old.
    i've always considered you to by my c-mommy.

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    Prelude, you had this webpage about trees (data structures) that I lost in the meantime and would be a great use to me now.
    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
    Prelude, you had this webpage about trees (data structures) that I lost in the meantime and would be a great use to me now.
    This one?
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Precisely! Thanks.
    I can see you changed the design
    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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