"We don't do these things because they're easy... but becaus
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:25am

e they're fun." Some president misquoted somewhere.

Wait, so you can use a buggy QBASIC source as input to your parser to write a not very buggy QBASIC program? That's like Donald Knuth levels of computer science there!

    • I mean, the whole parser app is sort of absurd. - Erik_, Fri Oct 30 2020 6:06pm
      The amount of effort that went in to parse a single Qbasic BAS file into different output writers was silly but a fun thing to work on. Creating the data files for Wry COBOL by hand would have been much less effort and probably quicker but zero fun. (Honestly, I probably would have never finishe... more
      • "We don't do these things because they're easy... but becaus- Puckdropper, Mon Nov 02 2020 1:25am
        • Sure can. Can also make it more buggy if needed! - Erik_, Mon Nov 02 2020 1:44am
          Just need to add a class implementation for a Qbasic data writer to the parser project.
          • Yes, please add more bugs! - Puckdropper, Mon Nov 02 2020 4:06pm
            Get on a regular release cycle where your parser fixes some bugs, adds a few new ones and you update every 2-4 weeks. Just like every Android app out there, even the ones that should be technically finished! (How many updates does a sliding tile game need?)
            • Agile at it's finest. - Erik_, Sun Nov 08 2020 2:27am
              Should have a release at the end of every 2 week sprint. Thankfully at my job being a 20+ year old server side system we're not tied to that. They tried getting us to follow the agile flow to the "T" when it was first introduced to the company. We all had to go to a two day training session which... more
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