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UltimaX

Member Since 27 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Jun 13 2013 08:15 PM

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In Topic: What makes Debug different from Release?

16 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

Also, keep an eye on unitialized variables. Debug mode will initialize variables that have not been explicitly initialized. Try compiling with the /RTCu flag set. See here: http://msdn.microsof...(v=vs.100).aspx for more information.

In Topic: Printing Money...

05 October 2012 - 09:28 AM

This post was for a legitimate reason as this was for tracking money for our drug task force. The police department is 4 floors below me so I don't think I have to worry about that. I can assure you; the police are not tech savy and would be of no help. I found the answer and appreciate the invaluable feedback.

In Topic: Communicating with Programmers

05 October 2012 - 07:01 AM

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NaturalNines, thank you for asking. At least you inquire about it. I wish more people would see this thread as many great points were raised.

In Topic: I need help with structuring, really bad!

01 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

•Books about writing cleaner code.


Take a look at this one: http://www.amazon.co...cm_cr_pr_sims_t

[EDIT]
I found the book free online and want to assume this is a legit site? (I just Googled the book name and it was the second link). If not I am deeply sorry and appologize. You should buy the book either way as it's a great read.
http://www.e-reading.org.ua/bookreader.php/134601/Clean_Code_-_A_Handbook_of_Agile_Software_Craftsmanship.pdf

In Topic: Is using a debugger lazy?

19 September 2012 - 11:19 AM

Today I was talking with a few professors at my university about doing some work on a couple new servers they've got set up. They asked me about my background in coding, and I mentioned that I'd written a couple games over the summer with C++/Allegro, and that I used Visual Studio 2010 as my IDE. One of the professors told me that he preferred Dev-C++, which I found quite odd considering Dev-C++ at least seems very bare-bones (I wouldn't know, I've only written a couple very simple projects in it).

Anyway, I told him I thought he'd find VS2010 to be nice because the debugger is great for catching unhandled exceptions/null pointers, and he told me that debuggers are for lazy people. Now something tells me he's out of his mind, but I'm no expert, so I can't be sure. Do you think using a debugger is lazy? I don't mean overusing it, or relying on it too much. Just the simple act of using it at all. I think a debugger is a great tool and it's a good idea to use one. What do you think?


Tell him to use VI then...

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