Scripting what should be a simple loop...

zryip theSlug zryip.theslug at
Sat Jul 10 05:52:52 EDT 2010

Richmond, I'm not sure to appreciated your humor.

However, with less talent and other circumstances, I had probably write
something similar somewhere in the net, so I forgive you for this time.

2010/7/10 Richmond <richmondmathewson at>

> On 07/10/2010 11:49 AM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>> David and Mark,
>> Yet, repeat for each rules. Whether using arrays is faster than using
>> regular variables depends on whether your repeat loop is written smartly.
> Quite; but that looks a bit like circular logic.
> Everytime I have to write some sort of loop I get out the plastic cups and
> the beads
> and play with them on the floor (preferably with a cup of coffee and some
> music)
> until I find what I would term the most "economical" way of doing things.
> So; prior to writing anything "smartly" one has to work out the 'smartist'
> logic;
> if you are incredibly good at abstractions you can do that mentally; if not
> you
> can do it with a pencil and paper, or with cups and beads - whatever works
> for you. LEGO is also quite effective.
> Then; having worked out one's model; one has to represent it in code.
> If one's model has already been worked out (squares and arrows on paper,
> cups and beads on the floor, circles and lines on a blackboard) visually it
> is, generally, easier to track where things go wrong with one's code by
> comparing it with one's physical model.
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-Zryip TheSlug- wish you the best! 8)

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