Prof Abimbola Olowofoyeku (The African Chief)
chief at greatchief.plus.com
Sat Jul 31 22:52:39 CEST 2010
On Sat, 2010-07-31 at 13:40 -0400, Kevan Hashemi wrote:
> Dear Chief,
> > I generally try to make available to others units (with sources) that I
> > have benefited from
> Well, I'm glad to do that, but I have not written to the list
> advertizing my libraries because I figure that would be close to
> bragging about my code.
I doubt it. It is simply contributing the results of one's efforts to
the world. The world may or may not need it, or want it - but it can't
make that choice if it doesn't have the offer in the first place! And -
one man's "bragging" is another man's life-saver.
> So, all are welcome to my utility library, which provides matrix
> inversion using GPC's dynamic schema types, simplex fitting, and a bunch
> of other stuff.
Looks very useful, thanks. My suggestion is (at some point in time) to
develop a repository of GPC units. BP used to have the SWAG archives,
and there are all sorts of Delphi code repositories.
> The only documentation is in the comments, so there's another problem:
> when I tell people they can use my code, I have to tell them how to use
> it also, or else my offer is rather empty.
All that is needed is a few example programs that show what could be
done with some of the routines - e.g., the "highlights" (and, of course,
how to do it). People can have a look at the examples, and then start to
modify them to see whether the code can help them. I have personally
found example programs (starting with the very basic, to intermediate,
to complex) very useful when I have come across source code for units.
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