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By priestess (Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 03:29:43 PM EST) bob, devival, programming, revpriest, subgenius (all tags)
So I finally put up my devival report, it's got some pictures and everything.

Everyone here except Motty missed out by missing it. Oh yes.

Below the fold: Poor programers



Oh man, I'm just so fed up with this one project I've had dumped on me. I hope I never again see the guy who 'wrote' this code and then abandonded it for me to maintain. Christ.

It's actionscript. There's this object, and it's on the screen 120 times. Fair enough, only he hasn't got the same object instantiated 120 times has he? Oh no. That'd make too much sense. There's 12 seperate copies of the a class that contains 10 frames each of which contains 10 copies of that object.

What?

And each frame has some code. Almost exactly the same as the rest of the code, but with just ONE NUMBER changes.

That's right. To fix some bug this week I had to make the same tiny change to A HUNDRED AND TWENTY copies of the same basic function.

I feel dirty.

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hope you used emacs by martingale (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Nov 25, 2006 at 12:15:49 AM EST
it has this brand new tech called macros, I think they're trying to copy that in Visual Hasta La Vista next year, but don't tell anyone, it's hush hush!
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$E(X_t|F_s) = X_s,\quad t > s$
Unforunately it's worse than that by priestess (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 07:40:18 AM EST
Damned .fla files are binary files, the actionscript is included in the .fla instead of #included from a text file like I do when I make 'em so it'll work in CVS and stuff.

So I had to use the stupid flash IDE, which was also hellish.

Hey ho.

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Chat to the virtual me...

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Devival by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 11:15:29 AM EST
Wish I could have made it.
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It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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