|Subject:||Re: What does this do
|Date:||Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:04:10 +1000
|From:||Bernie van't Hof <onrequest@somewhere>
Nothing has changed. Now they copy from StackOverflow.
But some of us figured this stuff out and proved it! But now we're old
and can't remember it all! No shame in that!
On 27/2/21 12:58 am, Steven Green wrote:
> not harsh.. over the years, I've seen plenty of stuff that was
> boilerplate from one of the programming books.. and then snip snip snip
> all over the place, without removed the original copied clues
> one of my mantras has always been, just cuz you CAN do it in one query,
> doesn't mean you SHOULD do it in one query.. in the early days, I'd do
> multiple queries.. later, and now, scan loops
> honestly, this kind of convoluted query isn't pushing the envelope..
> it's always written long before there's enough data to truly understand
> if it has failure points, missing or duplicated data, etc.. fun to
> decipher, tho :-)
> Steven Green
> Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
> Collectibles and Memorabilia
> Vintage Lego Sets and Parts
> - and Paradox support, too
> "Bernie van't Hof" wrote in message
> Gee isn't that a bit harsh?
> My 2c: Not using this sort of stuff would have been like driving a
> Porsche at 30 mph.
> On 26/2/21 2:13 am, Steven Green wrote:
>> I hate crap like that.. it's been working for 30 years by accident, or
>> it doesn't work and they don't know that.. either way, I'd never do it
>> that way.. I'd never even think to do it that way.. it's probably
>> based on some theoretical thing that Dan or Mike put in one of their
>> books :-)
>> Steven Green
>> Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
>> Collectibles and Memorabilia
>> Vintage Lego Sets and Parts
>> - and Paradox support, too
>> "Bernie van't Hof" wrote in message
>> This one's been working for 30+ years but I can't write a unit test
>> until I know exactly what it is meant to be doing:
>> Debtor | A/C# | MyRef | Dr | Cr |
>> | check _a | check _m | check _r | blank |
>> | _a | _m | blank | _r, calc sum |
>> Any ideas?