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PascalDragon

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2021, 08:29:45 pm »
I do sometimes feel I ougt to update my sig with the standard "tell us what OS and version of compiler etc. you've got, you lackwit!" and I suppose that could be added to it.

May I be allowed to pile on the hate? I could not agree more !!

And you accuse me of bullying?  ::) :P

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2021, 08:38:25 pm »
(Chuckle) Now come on, when I do ask the same question multiple times I try to make sure that several releases have elapsed and do so in case there's been some development in language capabilities or somebody's had a "bright idea" that makes what I'm asking possible :-)

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2021, 08:49:31 pm »
(Chuckle) Now come on, when I do ask the same question multiple times I try to make sure that several releases have elapsed and do so in case there's been some development in language capabilities or somebody's had a "bright idea" that makes what I'm asking possible :-)

My remark was mainly directed to Gus and not you. ;)

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2021, 09:12:25 pm »
Well, I'm the one putting evil ideas into the young fellow's head :-)

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2021, 09:40:36 pm »
Hey PascalDragon,

And you accuse me of bullying?  ::) :P

LOL !! Touché my kind and reverend Sir, Touché :D

I hate having this level of human, eheheh

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2021, 09:44:18 pm »
Hey MarkMLI,

Well, I'm the one putting evil ideas into the young fellow's head :-)

And I'm a very young and impressionable person, that's gonna be 51 this 12APR.
So it's all MarkMLI's fault.
I was just "followin orders" :P :P

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2021, 10:35:03 pm »
I normally make a point of reminding people that their teacher will be reading this forum to find out who's asking for help- and who isn't bright enough to interpret the advice they're given.

When I was (kind of) a teacher I used to lurk the forums (and other even more objectionable webs) and sometimes I was impresed with the way some of my pupils asked their questions and how they applied the advice received; so much so that I used to give them an extra half- of full-point.

Unfortunately those were the few and most I caught received a well deserved: "Failed test; next time dedicate more time to study and think, and less to Internet fora"
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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2021, 10:40:15 pm »
And I'm a very young and impressionable person, that's gonna be 51 this 12APR.
So it's all MarkMLI's fault.

I've just noted in an email elsewhere that on the day I started my first post-degree job I was told to report to a couple of guys who were decommissioning a mainframe with core memory and replacing it with a "new second-hand" system slightly younger. But the older one did use PCBs, rather than modules like https://www.flickr.com/photos/148829906@N03/33588657265/

But I've seen the latter in a tape drive, and have one on my windowsill. So I think I can claim the local "old grouch" badge.

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2021, 10:55:36 pm »
When I was (kind of) a teacher I used to lurk the forums (and other even more objectionable webs) and sometimes I was impresed with the way some of my pupils asked their questions and how they applied the advice received; so much so that I used to give them an extra half- of full-point.

Just been reading this after a correspondent's blog linked to it:

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Also you're liable to need help in any C project of significant size; so you're liable to be social and work with others.   You need to, just to get somewhere.

And all that, from the point of view of an employer, is attractive. Ten people who communicate, document things properly and work together are preferable to one BBM hacking Lisp who can only be replaced by another BBM (if you can find one) in the not unlikely event that he will, at some time, go down without being rebootable.
http://marktarver.com/bipolar.html

So yes, intelligent questions which state the problem clearly and treat contributors courteously are one thing. Questions with the subject line "WANT HELP NOW" and a poorly-stated description of what's needed and no indication of what's been attempted are something else entirely.

Back in my university (student and staff) days there were such things as librarians. Some of whom were elderly, quirky and not really the sort of company one would seek out... and were also vastly experienced and knowledgable, and sufficiently respected by students from the adjacent Library Studies department that if you had a /really/ challenging question you'd suddenly find you had a half-dozen enthusiastic researchers on your case (who had been set it as a project from which they could garner credits).

/Always/ be nice to librarians, doormen, janitors and facilities managers. And to forum members who you might think you're unlikely to meet :-)

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2021, 11:43:01 pm »
So I think I can claim the local "old grouch" badge.

I think we all know who's (globally) entitled to that badge (a guy who loves this icon: >:D?) and it's none of you, sorry.
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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2021, 02:03:13 am »
Have you heard the [fictional] story of the tiger that escaped from the zoo? It found its way to a public service department building. It survived quite well, munching on public servants until the day it eat the tea-lady. It was hunted down and killed soon there after. :)

Add tea-ladies you the list of people who you should always to nice to.

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Re: tstringlist handling files delphi
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2021, 02:28:34 am »
I normally make a point of reminding people that their teacher will be reading this forum to find out who's asking for help- and who isn't bright enough to interpret the advice they're given.

Indeed ! As someone who has supervised quite a lot of (pretty damn clever) students over the years, I never had any concerns about them asking widely for help, bit unhappy when someone presented them with a complete solution but I'd rather that then have them sitting staring at a screen unproductively.

Here, I do sometimes point a (suspected) student in roughly the right direct and do frown a little when a couple of fellow forum user start a p** contest to see who can solve the problem the best way.  But finding solutions is what its all about, that in itself is an important skill.

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