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Issue 19.3 ('Black Hole')
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Xojo Time and Space—Into a Programming Black Hole

How converting durations and distances into human-readable form reveals a 32-bit problem at the heart of Xojo's 64-bit math module

Issue: 19.3 (May/June 2021)
Author: Markus Winter
Author Bio: Markus is a Molecular Biologist who taught himself REALbasic programming in 2003 to let the computer deal with some exceedingly tedious lab tasks. Some call it lazy, he thinks it smart. He still thinks of himself as an advanced beginner at best.
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Starting Page Number: 22
Article Number: 19304
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Ever since I started programming I aimed for user-friendly interfaces. So even way back in 1994 when my first assignment in my university BASIC programming course was to "add two integers and output the result," I could not bring myself to present an ugly user interface like this:

dim x as integer

dim y as integer

input x

input y

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