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    Some Light Entertainment

    Thought you might enjoy this series of messages sent to me privately by a person claiming to be a former member of this community, who now calls himself (?) ren_zokuken01 with a hotmail.com email address:
    I'm banned from CBoard, so I'm contacting you directly. I won't be opening my email anytime soon, so don't expect me to read your reply, if you will have any. So this is a one off message.
    fread/fwrite in r+ mode. "synchronize the file position indicator"

    Look, as far as I've seen you have NO KNOWLEDGE of the hardware of Computer Architectures. You don't know the status register, it's flag bits, assembly programming, etc. That's why in the very, very simple
    Code:
    while(n--)
    {
        foobar
    }
    I never went on to explain it in detail in consideration for people like you. I didn't even explain that for most CPU, there are no instruction that tests the zero bit flag before doing a decrement. Some atomic instructions can do it. Which is also why in some parts of the code where n is certainly not zero I write:
    Code:
    while(--n)
    {
        foobar
    }
    That being said, why would you think that I think that the pointer for the FILE struct is a pointer to the actual file? I KNOW that pointers are strictly are what is in the memory. In C, we are strictly only interfacing directly with the CPU and the memory. The other hardware are accessed by the IO libraries. Have you even worked with an embedded system? I have. So I know that both as theory and through experience.

    Now, the file position indicator is basically the index mechanism that we have for memory locations treated as arrays. It also happens to be an excellent way to "index" my linked_arrays (which is an abstraction of Big Data being swapped), which I gave you a sample of with my memory stacks implementation that I posted in CBoard.

    Look, you DON'T HAVE to know the C Standard line per line as exaggerating in your posts. I DON'T DO THAT -- AT ALL. DO I HAVE A "C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE" by Kernighan? Because all I need is to understand the basic principles of the language and the practical aspects of the hardware and the compiler. Then you can work out the likely way it's being done underneath and how to code it so the compiler will easily work out the optimized solution you wanted. That's basically the shortcoming of writing everything in C as you're taught. Well, it's more like the compiler not being smart enough to work it out. It's basically like you... Or we need a better language.

    I know that you pride yourself with being pretty (that's not even your real picture) and you get to tell your students over and over as TA what they're doing wrong, but your skills, I'm afraid is still average at best.

    And no, I didn't JUST LEARN this recently like I did with electronics. I've known all this since I posted those things like a raving mad man back in 2011-2012.
    Alright, in the future I'll name my file handle as "fhptr" or "fsptr"...
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    from:

    It also happens to be an excellent way to "index" my linked_arrays (which is an abstraction of Big Data being swapped), which I gave you a sample of with my memory stacks implementation that I posted in CBoard.

    to:

    The same mechanism happens to be an excellent way to "index" my linked_arrays (which is an abstraction of Big Data being swapped), which I gave you a sample of with my memory stacks implementation that I posted in CBoard.
    The person surely isn't jack jordan, so I'm confused at the "why would you think that I think that the pointer for the FILE struct is a pointer to the actual file", since I neither thought that nor addressed the person, but I guess that's what happens when you ramble on with an inferiority complex and think that existing members of this community believe themselves to be above average.

    I'd be curious if anyone would do the sleuthing to find out the account of this former member, if it is a former member at all.
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    so ahhh , ya mean that is not your real photo? you don't even own a white lab coat? I'm just a big red question mark, but at least I got hands.

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    lol, this is pure Comedy!
    Devoted my life to programming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    The person surely isn't jack jordan,
    Why not? His immediate reply to you on that thread seems to be already indicative of a certain level of hostility. Not saying he is. Just noting however it can't be ruled out. Could also be he was posting for someone else, or with someone else's code. And that unknown person felt they should behave like the complete idiot they decisively are.

    I've unfortunately been meeting a lot of clowns like these for the past months. Don't know if it's just bad luck, confirmation bias, or there is in fact a sudden increase in the amount of morons on computer programming. Maybe a new bacteria, or something more real than that. Could also be that I have been developing the level of tolerance of a mother bear and that ends up showing in my perception of the people around me. That said, this fella seems like the real deal -- a genuine nut case, the dean of idiot high school and a moron terrorist. You can only feed the pigs with it. Ignore and hope he never gets a job in the industry for the sake of humanity.
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    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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    I just saw that there is this thread here. I was just wondering why it seems I can't post in my thread, but I can post in other threads. It may just be some glitch that will resolve itself. That is certainly not me though. I genuinely need help. I've been studying this for a week, and now I think I just want to move on to the next topic.

    His immediate reply to you on that thread seems to be already indicative of a certain level of hostility.
    Misunderstanding of hostile intention is pervasive on the internet. I think it is best to try to read while assuming the best possible light. One thing I have liked about people who answer computer programming questions is there seems to be president put on solving the problem while feelings and intentions go unjudged.

    I suppose my witty response to the file commandment might be considered hostile, but really anything could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack jordan View Post
    there seems to be president put on solving the problem while feelings and intentions go unjudged.
    That spelling and grammar is certainly not unprecedented for the tweety bird president.


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