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Allegro's relevance makes me happy
Samuel Henderson
Member #3,757
August 2003

furinkan said:

Does this look fine to you? It took me several minutes to discern what he was doing; It never even occurred to me that somebody would solve a problem like that.

//$due_date is in the format YYYY-MM-DD, as is common in SQL DB's
$date = date('m', strtotime($due_date)).'/'.date('d', strtotime($due_date)).'/'.date('Y', strtotime($due_date));

I read the comment first and then skimmed the next line. Knowing this line was likely a date formatting conversion the 'm/d/Y' jumped out at me. As quickly as I skimmed the line (0.000001 seconds... yes, even faster than our Fearless Leader!) I knew exactly what it was doing, even without having to research what strtotime did.

That's not so say what he did was elegant or wasn't a WTF.

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Member #11,955
May 2010

I use to save data as timestamps, so I would have done $date = date('d/m/Y', $timestamp);

Member #10,271
October 2008

I'm pushing to use timestamps more, but I don't have time to rewrite our entire codebase. Everything needs done yesterday, so don't waste any time! But, oh... I still expect PHP gold out of you. ;)

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December 2001

Everyone has enough already.
If you're not dying you have enough. If you want anything more you're just greedy. >:(

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October 2008

You're right. That fourth slice of pineapple & ham pizza, was just greedy of me. You can have it back, but you'll have to wait a while.

Johan Halmén
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September 2001

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Years of thorough research have revealed that what people find beautiful about the Mandelbrot set is not the set itself, but all the rest.

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Member #10,271
October 2008

Frozen solid. Just like our products. <3

I decided to switch one of my projects over to python and Allegro 5 before I get too deep into it. I thought: Oh, I don't wanna compile allegro 5.0.9! :'( The most difficult part was downloading the source. I keep forgetting: I'm not on Windows anymore. I can have aptitude do all my work for me.

Member #7,859
October 2006

Member #7,827
October 2006

weapon_S said:

Objective C(?)

This list is for A5... answers for A4 are different:

  • C - Obvs

  • C++ - No, but you can use C headers

  • C# - No

  • D - Yes

  • Objective C - Doesn't exist afaik, but you can use C headers

  • Python - When it works... yes

  • Java - Doesn't exist afaik

Also, the newest Humble Bundle appears to have an Allegro 5 powered game: Beat Hazard Ultra.

"For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow."-Ecclesiastes 1:18
[SiegeLord's Abode][Codes]:[DAllegro5]:[RustAllegro]

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