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You don't know me very well. :)

I have, on many occasions, told someone he was being an idiot. I'd love to tell the poster the same thing, but I'm not going to hunt him down. It's not worth my time.


My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

In reply to Re^2: Golf: Improve this guy's fail . . . please! by dragonchild
in thread Golf: Improve this guy's fail . . . please! by dragonchild

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    [GrandFather]: I haven't any "working code" to inspect! I have to find ways to generate reference signals then check the numbers I get at the far end match.
    [GrandFather]: That's ok when the signal is a voltage, but there are three axis accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers in these things! A little invention is needed at times!
    [Corion]: GrandFather: Yeah, in that aspect, hardware is far more a black box than software
    [GrandFather]: Oh, and the manufacturer tells lies too! I'm sure they don't mean to, but I know for sure some of the stuff they say is just wrong. It's possible they don't understand what we are asking, but that's not a good look either
    [Corion]: GrandFather: Ah, unit testing hardware is fun, especially when the hardware is uncalibrated ...
    [GrandFather]: Us: "What scaling do we need to apply to the numbers from the SDK for the wibble?". Them: "Oh, the numbers from the SDK for the wibble are already correct, they don't need scaling"
    [GrandFather]: In our code: wibble range 1 scale by 1, range 2 scale by 2, range 3 scale by 4, range 4 scale by 8

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