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New feature!
« on: June 10, 2010, 11:39:46 pm »
Automatic (open) file name completion!

http://laserboy.org/code/LaserBoy_2010_06_10.zip

Plus, more undocumented bugs!  :P %) ;) ^-^

Be on the lookout for a newer, new release soon!

Please test! :D

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Re: New feature!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 12:23:08 am »
Newer new version!

This one tells you when you about to write over a file name that already exists and gives you the option to not do that!

http://laserboy.org/code/LaserBoy_2010_06_11.zip

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Re: New feature!
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2010, 07:30:49 am »
I like the auto complete feature however... If I have 10 files starting with F  it only selects one.. I cannot type a second letter ... to narrow down the field... I would like to be able to see all F's so to speak and continue entering the file name...

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Re: New feature!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010, 07:42:17 am »
Also I just crashed it.. I was trying to enhance dots.. held down the p key.. and it crashed..
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Re: New feature!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2010, 03:16:25 pm »
I don't get it. I have gazillions of files in my ild folder and it works pretty good.

There are some weird things it does, but the idea is that it narrows down the choices as you type (and widens for backspace). It should ignore key input that doesn't lead anywhere. When you type enough to get to one choice, it fills in the whole name and turns yellow. Then all you have to do is hit [Enter] to accept it. You can still backspace and screw it up, that's when it starts taking erroneous letters and stuff.

It's not a perfect model of how to do it in code, because I didn't use a tree structure for the characters in the file name lists. I used some ready made functions that came with Boost; like starts_with(string, prefix) and iends_with(string, suffix).

DUH! I just now figured out how to fix something!  :o

It doesn't fill in the characters that are all common to the remaining choices.

One thing that is a bit strange is when you have files like this:

example_01.ild
example_01a.ild

The only way to disambiguate the first parts of the name are to type the DOT!

Oh well. This is 1981 and we only have 1024 location of static RAM to work with. I do what I can.

As far as crashing goes, that must be your computer. LaserBoy NEVER crashes!

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Re: New feature!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2010, 09:59:19 pm »
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Oh well. This is 1981 and we only have 1024 location of static RAM to work with. I do what I can.


  Well said. ;)
 
 Remember the good old DOS Editor? You could effectively use it with or without a mouse. How about
coding the up-down arrows to scroll through the directory list and mark the filename that has focus
with a unique color, then hit Enter to open it. Let me guess: the scroll thing would cost thousands
of lines of code...
 
 Auto complete is a nice improvement :) , but if you have many files in a directory, LB cannot show all of
them at once, so I still have to open a real file browser to see what files are available.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2010, 10:05:51 pm by meandean »
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Re: New feature!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010, 10:51:09 pm »
OK.

Actually, I've just gone over some things and removed the vector art rendering where it is not logically needed on the screen. I could write out the file names in multiple columns across the screen..... or something....

I have written a no-mouse windows widget set for the ANSI Color Terminal! That was my first job as a professional. When I worked at VHT, I wrote the only part of the application that anyone could see: the terminal application that controlled the whole thing!

It is a mess of code, but it's not that insane.

I'm working on LB right now. I have changed a lot of stuff about wave output, looking for those little bugs!

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Re: New feature!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2010, 11:44:48 pm »
 Careful with that auto complete thing- it is case sensitive (a concept that is foreign to us WIntel folks)! :o
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Re: New feature!
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 12:50:50 am »
Yea, I know about that. There is a non case sensitive version of starts_with and ends_with. I need to write the macro code that sets that crap at compile time.

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Re: New feature!
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010, 02:13:33 am »
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This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Well............

That's a new one for the books.  :o :P %) ??? :-\ :-[ :( >:( 8)

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Re: New feature!
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2010, 06:04:54 pm »
Woooooooooo Hooooooooooooo !!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I think I'm finally starting to get this whole laser code thing!

http://laserboy.org/code/LaserBoy_2010_06_14.zip

I believe I have pretty much perfected my method of accounting for every freakin' sample in the entire wave.

This version also knows that a Windows machine is not case sensitive when it comes to file names.

Enjoy!

James.  :)

PS. If you uploaded this before you read this PS, get it again!

I decided a good way to help prevent keyboard flubs is to not accept [Any] key to go on from a call to wait_4_key(). So now, when LB gives you some feedback, the only way past it is to press the [Esc] key!


« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 06:51:15 pm by James »
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Re: New feature!
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2010, 09:29:47 pm »
 Much better! :)
 
 Just one thing- for wave output you might want to set signal inversion as the factory default, (the LB amp is an inverter) so that it will work in most cases RIGHT out of the chute (Apply Color Rescales should probably be off).
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Re: New feature!
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2010, 09:43:18 pm »
I'm glad you like it!

I like it a lot better too! ;D

If there are no rescale names set (or if the files don't exists) almost no time is spent getting over it.

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Re: New feature!
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2010, 10:04:19 pm »
  Spoke too soon... If I render in.ild with unoptimized output of each frame once selected, it still optimizes it. :o
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Re: New feature!
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2010, 11:35:48 pm »
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I'll figure it out.

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