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DPRG: Poke

Subject: DPRG: Poke
From: Robert Singleton slugmusk at alias.flash.net
Date: Tue Aug 17 11:46:54 CDT 1999

MIKE MCCARTY -- 93789 wrote:

> Why do so many robotics C programmers insist on using peek() and
> poke()? Those look like ugly hangovers from the bad old BASIC days.
> Neither is necessary nor desireable in a C environment.

My excuse (and believe me, it is an excuse, not necessarily a good
reason) is that I have no formal C training, but I do have tons of BASIC
experience, so when I found a function with a familiar name that did
something predictable, I used it!

:)

Robert

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