He was joking... very obviously joking -- he even linked the comic he was referencing. Did you really think someone was seriously recommending that you should use the disturbances caused by the flapping of a butterfly's wings to deflect cosmic rays at a drive platter rather than programming?
uglybdavis: Forgive me for complimenting you [...] This statement shows how little you know about programming.
It is however a tongue-in-cheek observation of the fact that assembly simply isn't as important as you seem to think. Your constant recommendations to learn assembly (from your own mid-90s-style website no-less) just aren't relevant in most cases. Learning assembly is valuable, and I'd even say it's something the majority of programmers should take the time to do eventually, but it just isn't useful to beginners and it isn't relevant to the original poster's question or any of the following discussion.
Actually, THIS statement shows how little YOU know about programming. You've now asserted the alpha should always be the leftmost byte of a pixel -- and that to do otherwise is incorrect -- more than once, but as has already been pointed out to you, that's simply a convention and isn't significantly more or less popular than alternatives.
This statement shows how little you know about programming. You defined a PIXEL wrong. Alpha should be in leftmost byte (0x*AA*BBCCDD).
Actually, you sort of showed -- in a rather poor way that was probably meaningless to the original poster given you neglected to to say what you were doing rather than just dumping some code -- that OO can be implemented in C even though the language doesn't explicitly support the paradigm through language features. OOP is a set of guiding principles for designing code -- not just use of the "class" (or related) keyword(s) -- and like any other paradigm is useful in some situations when used correctly, but isn't universally applicable.
"I don’t get the point of this post" - I merely demonstrated that OOP is not neccessary.
Sharing your opinion and contributing to the discussion are good. Acting like you're better than everyone else while spouting nonsense and spamming your (often irrelevant) website link are not. Drop the attitude...
...and consider this an official moderator instruction to stop bringing up irrelevant stuff to show off every time you feel you've been challenged. This topic isn't even slightly about art or yours -- or anyone else's -- artistic abilities, and I recall this isn't the first topic in which you've done so.
L. Spiro: Let me show how to draw/paint/airbrush/sculpt anything
But before you accuse me of abusing moderator powers or anything of the sort, note that you're welcome to challenge anything I've said as long as you stay within the site's rules -- you're only being instructed not to post things that are completely off topic.
: : Elaboration. Added instruction to leave out irrelevant bragging.