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Charles Pegge

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2018, 06:24:49 PM »

BASIC was originally formulated as a student's language, and that remains true to this day. Any technically-oriented person, engineer or scientist, should be able to pick up the language and run with it. So it very important to hear from non-specialists. They help to shape the surface of the language.

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2018, 06:30:22 PM »
When you go to work you don't bring your kids with you, you send them to school.

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2018, 06:30:42 PM »
What if we add some sort of a Newbie Corner board to the forum? And then the newbies will be allowed to graduate after they pass an exam in that "hacker's guide to rationality" I pointed to? :D

But that will also presuppose that somebody will have to volunteer and supervise and cater for them... ::)
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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2018, 07:09:31 PM »
I thought that's what the Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum is for.

Fact is O2 has a limited window and opportunity to gain traction. Screwing around with fools like Chris is a waste of everyon's time.

Chris was given multiple warnings his actions where discouraged yet he ignored the warnings as he felt Dad (Charles) would protect him.

If Chris wants to learn O2, let him write the documentation for it.
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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2018, 07:33:15 PM »
Then let me be the first to volunteer for supervising the newbies :) They will help me form the surface of the language, as much as the techno people help with bedding into the OS.

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2018, 07:38:57 PM »
How do you prevent them from disrupting the main focus of the project which is achieving a production stable BASIC compiler?

There is only one Charles Pegge. Let's maximize your time as a compiler developer and you can hand out the candy later.
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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2018, 07:53:08 PM »

That is not a problem, John. Beginners questions are usually very easy to answer, or they raise significant issues which need to be dealt with. Apart from that, we are accumulating a substantial repertoire of examples to refer to.

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2018, 08:01:28 PM »
If Chris ignored Mike's direct and firm instructions to cease his child like practices and my death threat, what makes you think he will listen to you?

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2018, 08:38:22 PM »
From what I have seen so far, Chris is high-energy and a very fast learner who does not require many repeats. He has dived straight into 64bit programming and is among the first to do so on our forum.

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2018, 08:48:33 PM »
Why aren't you willing to interface with Chris via e-mail if he is so important to you? My efforts are going towards Josť Roca porting his includes and Chris Boss porting EZGUI to O2.

ChrisC's child like behavior is unacceptable even if he claims to be the next Albert Einstein.
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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2018, 09:04:57 PM »
Chris represents many potential members here, so I think it is important that this is played out publicly and fairly. We can all learn from it, and Chris will learn how to avoid being savaged by the great beasts of the forum :)

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2018, 09:15:07 PM »
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Chris represents many potential members here ...

No he doesn't. All of the members on this forum are adults and most highly respected. Start your compost pile further from the house.

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2018, 09:23:47 PM »
That is debatable, but children grow into adults and it is a wonderful transformation.

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2018, 09:27:33 PM »
We're both too old to play daddy.

Please take my suggestion and invite Chris to combine all his questions in an e-mail to you and you'll get to them over tea.

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Re: Requests and support in the forum
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2018, 09:36:51 PM »
I would like public participation in our discourse. One-to-one has very limited value, but you are not obliged to engage with it, John.