The 'startup' message not working in IDE

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Thu Jun 9 21:53:06 EDT 2016


Yeah, I started out in FORTRAN a half century ago, and I have habits from that.  

> On Jun 9, 2016, at 7:42 PM, Jerry Jensen <jerry at jhjensen.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>> On Jun 9, 2016, at 6:31 PM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:
>> 
>> On 06/09/2016 05:11 PM, Jerry Jensen wrote:
>>> True, true. in that example the “;” separates the declaration command from the assignment command. My mistake.
>>> 
>>> However, here is an example that does the assignment right in the declaration command, on the fly:
>>> It seems to work (!). Honestly, I half expected it to fail on the first do.
>> 
>> Yeah, I'm always surprised when do statements succeed.<g>
>> 
>> I know the syntax works, or at least most of the time. I just think I remember a discussion in the past about not doing this. But maybe I'm the only one who thinks this happened.
> 
> I’m still in the habit of not assigning value in declarations, and I’m sticking to it. I don’t like declarations in the middle of executing code either. When I’m curious about the details of a variable, I look at the top. Heck, I still use i,j,k,l,m,n variables for integers when there is such a thing. Harumph!
> 
> Song over,
> .Jerry
> 
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