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Old 07-28-2017, 05:37 PM   #91
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I'll say this about 1970s stuff.

Most programmers would still agree that "separate logic from data" is a good general rule.

Colossal Cave, the first adventure game, which was written in Fortran, is an excellent example of that. Every string in the program is loaded from a tape.
Eventually, do you maybe still have the code by curiosity to have a look at the code?

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Old 07-28-2017, 05:57 PM   #92
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Several versions and ports here.

http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-...esXsource.html
 
Old 07-28-2017, 06:05 PM   #93
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Your link is really amazing. There are lot of things on it.
 
Old 07-29-2017, 05:14 AM   #94
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Rule #11:

Don't flood programmer's forum threads with off-topics..
 
Old 08-01-2017, 09:08 AM   #95
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Rule #11:

Don't flood programmer's forum threads with off-topics..
Sometimes, programming make no sense maybe? Only on Monday we should programme.


Here it is a good example that programmes that do not offer a good compatibility, portability and which can be built without too much changes will remain.

xfmail is a good example. "Mark broken: does not build"
https://www.freshports.org/mail/xfmail
If maintainers cannot compile the application/software without too much changes, it'll stay otherwise a good programme can disappear forever. Because libraries are changing faster than the development of software, it is likely that a programme will not find always maintenance. Is it good? Mature programmers will say that of course possible maintenance/compilation has some importance.
 
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Here it is a good example that programmes that do not offer a good compatibility, portability and which can be built without too much changes will remain.

xfmail is a good example. "Mark broken: does not build"
https://www.freshports.org/mail/xfmail
If maintainers cannot compile the application/software without too much changes, it'll stay otherwise a good programme can disappear forever. Because libraries are changing faster than the development of software, it is likely that a programme will not find always maintenance. Is it good? Mature programmers will say that of course possible maintenance/compilation has some importance.
Yes, but it is also an example of a program that followed all your rules.

What does that say about your rules?

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Old 08-01-2017, 03:53 PM   #97
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Yes, but is also an example of a program that followed all your rules.

What does that say about your rules?
Not that working always.

It depends on the goals, project, funding, and operating system.
We can still compile very old programmes on old operating systems. On Unix, it is more difficult.
 
  


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