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Thorned0Fortress
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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2006 15:03      Profile for Thorned0Fortress   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
"I'd like to thank my parents, God and Ayn Rand."

Maybe they were impyling that God and Ayn WERE their parents.
In that case it could have been "...parents, God & Ayn Rand." or "...parents: God and Ayn."
I am not really clear on the use of '&'.. or the name of the symbol.

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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2006 22:45      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
An & is called an anpersand. It means "and". I have never seen it used in anything other than handwritten notes and wedding invitations.

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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2006 23:04      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's also in company and department names:
Noodles & Company - yummy food I eat

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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted August 04, 2006 01:45      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Slight technicality, Xanth, but it's actually an "ampersand." You must've struck the "n" by accident. Figured I'd make that correction just in case someone wanted to go look it up somewhere.

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Icon 1 posted August 04, 2006 05:10            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nonsense :P '&' is called the "address-of operator" and is used to look up the address of a given variable. You may also know its cousins, '*' and '->' ...
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quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
Nonsense [Razz] '&' is called the "address-of operator" and is used to look up the address of a given variable. You may also know its cousins, '*' and '->' ...

Nooooooooo............

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he's right, is'nt he?

Ooooh lots of grammer in that sentence [Smile]

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He's totally right...it's just unpleasant, that's all.

Maybe I should have put a "</vader>" tag in there? [Wink]

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uilleann
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You've seen nothing, dman.

How about, no structs? So a "struct" is just a series of variables declared in a specified order.

No pointers. So you pass in the address, via ADDR() of the first variable in the series.

Now, you can read and alter that first variable using variants of PEEK/POKE (e.g. PEEKW, PEEKL, POKEB). To reference and alter further variables, add the lengths of all the preceding ones to the address. For example, three long ints, for the third you'd use PEEKL and POKEL on the address of the first plus 8 (2 * 32 bits).

After that, C is quite homely :)

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You are all nuts.
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quote:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
You are all nuts.

Meaning, completely nuts. However, a simple rearrangement of that sentence presents us with a snack mix assortment: You all are nuts.

[Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
An & is called an anpersand. It means "and". I have never seen it used in anything other than handwritten notes and wedding invitations.

And XML entities!
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And BASIC, e.g.

QBasic/OPL:
DIM somevar&

BBC BASIC:
mloc% = &1900 :REM hex number (it's got a spell on me)

Also, a lot of electronic artists use it in their name, e.g. Above & Beyond, Cass & Slide

<Marathon>It's everywhere!</Marathon>

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Solution: always carry a copy of Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage with you.
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