Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 10:23:19 -0500
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From: "data _null_;" <datanull@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Arithmetic Operations
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On 12/7/06, Robert Bardos <email@example.com> wrote:
> Thanks data _null_,
> but do you think, a comment like
> > put(0, rb8.) /* Tranwrd replacement numeric 0 as
> > string */
> will make the poor guy's/gal's hands tremble less when asked to
> enhance the long gone guru's code? <bg big grin>
My comment is quite cryptic. I was hoping you would flesh it out as
you learn what more about peeking and poking.
Perhaps it should read something like
/*Replacement string for tranwrd function. The replacement is the
value 0. "formatted" as zero is represented in memory. RB8.*/
If you don't know what PUT and RB8. do then you must consult the
documentation. You are trying to make it harder than it is.
I don't expect novice programmers to understand all the code they
encounter. I certainly don't, but I do learn a lot.