I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

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Poll: Spaghetti code has had a bad rap? (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Spaghetti code good or bad

  1. Spaghetti code can never be any good (4 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  2. Some of the greatest apps are pure spaghetti (2 votes [8.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  3. If you can flowchart then spaghetti is ok (5 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. The perfect perfects never create anything (1 votes [4.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  5. Spaghetti code lets you get coding right away (5 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  6. Spaghetti code will surprise you now and again (4 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  7. My old spaghetti code is just fine at 20 years (4 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

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#31 SpectateSwamp   User is offline

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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:33 AM

I am going to use archive.org for my demo videos and text files
They don't require any registration before you can download the files...
https://ia601508.us.archive.org/22/items/MERGE_201801/MERGE.TXT
https://ia601508.us....01801/MERGE.TXT
is my huge text file and the derulaswamp text is first....

I have videos there I didn't know they were doing text... That is great...

I can't believe how good the Spectate Budge feature is working...
I'll have the complete tobacco leaf flyer stuff really showing the Sky Creatures.
One of which was definitely a SC selfie.
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/demo85_pict7.mpg

I will also use my site for some demos...
The above one is the tobacco leaf flyer Sky Creature.
Now finally I can start stalking these creatures of ours...
It is so important to have good test data when doing video.
How would I know it was working without these very very quick segments..
I know a lot more about video timeline playback than I did.
When you Jam it you start to get results and answers right away.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:49 AM

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#33 SpectateSwamp   User is offline

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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:15 AM

View PostMartyr2, on 12 December 2017 - 08:28 PM, said:

Now after seeing this, I do believe Santa can be real!


I do get mistaken as Santa. There is nobody I'd rather be than Santa.
Their eyes literally sparkle when they look at me. Just like all the Swampies.
Like Santa I give a quick Ho Ho and quickly leave.
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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:26 PM

You mean 'give IT to', amirite?
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#35 SpectateSwamp   User is offline

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:18 AM

The "programmatically corrects" think there is no such thing as good spaghetti code.

Edward Yourdon was wrong and knew nothing. He sold his methodologies to HR departments. Not programmers
To disparage fast Eddie when applying for a job was suicidal.
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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:26 PM

I actually got hired because I said that I subscribed to XP and that I hated Yourdon's approach to development.
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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:23 AM

View PostSkydiver, on 29 January 2018 - 10:26 PM, said:

I actually got hired because I said that I subscribed to XP and that I hated Yourdon's approach to development.


Glad to hear that...
I got a job in 1974 because I drank and smoked pot.

That job was a complete success

Grant Cook was my supervisor and teammate
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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:47 AM

Dang sometimes it isn't the code it's the other B.S.

I was having a real problem getting the newest feature to display my videos. On my new laptop

Same program - same everything. Except maybe norton security and indexers and wifi apps bumping it.

It seems that the function to get the video file length would fail. Now I will get that record a number of times. Good thing that I didn't start tearing apart the code.

Jamming it on 2 machines just worked.
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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:24 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=Kb8cnBJL7fU

The Budge feature requires some tweaking..
I haven't tried reverse / backward budge. Could be interesting

Fast forward with major jumps in its start point needs testing too.
Serendipity is a major ingredient in Spaghetti Code. Mmmmmm

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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 25 February 2018 - 09:46 AM

I never knew it was possible to make code that spaghettified, but you've managed to pull it off, SpectateSwamp!

It's not pleasant to look at. I would suggest reading Clean Code by Robert C. Martin to understand what happens when projects become like that. It has led many previously leading software companies into bankruptcy.

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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:32 AM

Sorry but this code gets better and better.
It is nearly 20 years old and more comments are being added all the time.

My problem with the video length. Isn't going to stop me. I'll just run it on a PC that works.

Everybody complains about Spaghetti Code. Please Yourdoneers show me some Structured Code that does anything as difficult.

I'm going to continue with the budge feature and show those segments on the demo85_pict7.mpg file.
Sometimes it's too easy to get hung up on something and stall.
I'll get the budge feature working better and maybe somebody can run some tests on their PC

P.S. thanks for looking.
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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

It's a one man project. Of course you are going to think it's getting "better and better". Try working in a team with spaghetti code that messy and you'll understand why a lot of us learned through experience that disgusting code like that only leads to pain and frustration.

Even for a language like Visual Basic, you can lay out your code in a clean and structured manner if you made an effort to do so. Why would you not want to do that? Projects become spaghettified for one of two reasons: endless features being added to meet organisational demands without considering how to carefully integrate that into an existing codebase, or lack of experience.

If writing lazy code works for you, continue. But I would seriously advise against showing this kind of work at a job interview because I promise you no one in their right mind would employ you.

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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

@bastones - Mr. Swamp has a bit of history. I suggest you search around a bit if you want to enjoy the joke to its fullest.
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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 25 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

ROFL! To quote from Harry Potter: "Mischief managed!"
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Re: I didn't know spaghetti code could be this good

Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:09 AM

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@bastones - Mr. Swamp has a bit of history. I suggest you search around a bit if you want to enjoy the joke to its fullest.


One of life's great pleasures is in paying great attention to the world around you. For instance, when tasting, I advocate experiencing flavours unbiasedly and disregarding your preferences; just pay attention to the flavours, what it feels like, the sensations on your tongue, etc... Over time you'll find that you enjoy things you once found revolting. The colloquial term for this is "an acquired taste". The intricacies that lurk behind the peat of an islay scotch, the of wonderful unique flavours of hops if you can bear the bitter, the complex flavours of a moldy cheese that at first frightens you, the extreme spice of a pepper becomes the object of desire itself...

So too have I acquired a taste for spaghetti.
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