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Comment: Re: *shrug* (Score 4, Informative) 373

by BasilBrush (#49757791) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

There's two different things here. The Amiga's place in the broadcast TV and video effects world was it's features that allowed the graphics card to synchronise to an external vsync, and to generate TV standard signals, such that mixing live video signals and computer graphics was trivial.

Separate to that was the ability to render complex 3D scenes, usually not in real time. For that, you needed (at that time) the most powerful CPU and FPU.

Presumably for the most part Babylon 5 needed the latter, not the former.

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 440

by BasilBrush (#49757727) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

Nope. It was the answer to the question "If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad programmer". Implicit in the question is whether that particular tool makes him a bad programmer. Everything else is out of context (context, something you'd understand if you were a programmer). Returning the answer in the same framing (context) means that that particular tool makes him more productive.

Everyone else got it. Hence the +5 Insightful. And hence your downmods.

Now, are you going to continue being an ignorant arsehole?

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 440

by BasilBrush (#49755203) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

Do you deny you actually said precisely this:
No, using an IDE means you are a productive programmer

Do you deny that you made precisely this incorrect quote: "anyone in front of an IDE is productive"

Obviously tools like cut'n'paste are beyond you. You're also too stupid to realise they don't even mean the same thing. You lose.

And I see you're still waiting for a single person to agree with you.

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 440

by BasilBrush (#49754561) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

You really are an incompetent. Your entire argument is based on a misquote.

Anyway your analogy still sucks, because all of the IDE related tools are available with equal or more power outside the IDE.

You're showing your ignorance again. An IDE is about productivity. You can for example type a complex command in a CLI to do a refactor, but there's no usable interface there to examine preview of the refactor before you do it.

The IDE user leaves you and your primitive tools in the dust.

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 440

by BasilBrush (#49747977) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

You're stil not fooling anyone. Your comments are as foolish as a carpenter saying he only ever uses hand tools. When you're learning to be a carpenter, then of course you'll learn to use hand tools. But professional carpenters in this day and age are using power tools for most of their work.

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 440

by BasilBrush (#49745979) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

You're not fooling anyone. You gave it away with the lazy slashdot stereotype of StackOverflow. Spending 3 hours on an issue that a StackOverflow search would have found you the key to in seconds is not being a productive programmer. And it's certainly not being a professional one.

You're a poser, not a programmer. You don't do this for a living. You have far too much to learn.

Comment: Re:Do most of the work? (Score 1) 440

by BasilBrush (#49734165) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

OK, so you're lucky enough to be writing code from scratch, and you're not working with other people. And you're working on an algorithm in engine code, rather than applications. That cuts down how often you'd want to do it.

That's kind of similar to the students I mentioned that are the classic users of vi.

But in the commercial world, you're usually working on large, complex systems, with a lot of history, usually originally written by other people. And you know it'll be built on still further by other people in future.

IDEs help handle the complexity of big projects. Of which the refactor/renaming rather than search/replace is just one example.

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