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Do you use algorithms, flowcharts etc.
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Yes, always
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Sometimes
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No, never
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BlAcK TuRtLe




PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:08 pm   Post subject: Do you use algorithms etc.?

My comps teacher spent a whole month on algorithms etc. and kept saying how everyone needs them and they help clarify programs. I personally find they make me more confused. So I ask, what do you think?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:13 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

for some things, I will sort of scribble out an algorithm so I know where I'm going with it and stuff... but for a lot of things the algorithm is in my head
Catalyst




PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:57 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

flow charts and things like that are pointless
bugzpodder




PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 8:35 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

depends on what kind of algorithms and for what purpose. algorithms are not all-purpose and in some situations, if you can apply an algorithm, by all means, do it (what do you have to lose?)
Prince




PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:29 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

i used to use flow charts and stuff last year wen i first started learnin the language cus our teacher wouldnt let us hand in programs without em... but after u get used to Turing flowcharts get pointless cus coding the program is so easy
Homer_simpson




PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:14 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

well... they are not entirely hopeless... you could use them in tutorial for something... but to maake your program....i just haven't seen anyone do that... :S
kythoon




PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:46 am   Post subject: (No subject)

i use them for rpg so i can plan out what is happening
krishon




PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:51 am   Post subject: (No subject)

well the only use i have is to password protect a txt file for my saved variables.otherwise i dun't use it
Andy




PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:24 am   Post subject: (No subject)

this is why i skipped gr 10 compsci, its stupid, they make u learn a whole bunch of crap that u'll never gonna use
naoki




PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:33 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

flowcharts are important for documentation
u could be the best developer in the world but if someone who is a potential buyer sends his team to read over ur program, they might not have a clue from reading hard code.
things like flowcharts help the computer illiterate and even programmers (i doubt u'd be able 2 grasp a whole program from reading the coding) understand ur program. it's the only way u can succeed if ur a struggling programmer
krishon




PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 6:08 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

wow homer nice sig Very Happy
naoki




PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 11:15 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

homer's got the biggest message window on the whole forum

i can barely scroll around the damn thing Surprised
Asok




PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:10 am   Post subject: (No subject)

flowcharts are for pansies.

"I lack the basic memory to store information so I need to write everything down in a step by step manner so I can remind my moronic self what the hell I'm supposed to be doing."
SilverSprite




PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:56 am   Post subject: (No subject)

hehe pansies Very Happy
i'm sorry.. ask someone from massey
Andy




PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:34 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

silversprite, didn't u say that all year last year
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