User talk:Objeck

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Welcome to Rosetta Code! I'm Mike, and I noticed you created an account.

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Sorry for the boilerplate; it can be a bit difficult giving an individual greeting to each person. If you post information about your technical interests and background, I'll probably read it. If you already have put that kind of information on your user page, I probably already have; I'm always interested in how people do and can benefit from Rosetta Code.

I noticed you have the same username as the language you maintain. That's fine! I allow and endorse language advocacy, as long as it comes in the form of source code. (I'll usually stay out of things and let the people who know what they're talking about discuss it. On the other hand, if the debate devolves into the realm of vitriol, I have to step in to mediate or cool things down.)

I also left a note on the Objeck talk page; if you're planning on specifically maintaining a role managing Objeck's presence on the site, you might want to add those category and talk pages to your Watchlist, so you can keep apprised of what's going on. Also, I've occasionally seen young and old languages alike show up on the site, discover difficulties where their designers didn't expect them, and evolve and improve to counter. I look forward to watching Objeck's experiences on the site.

Again, welcome! --Michael Mol 03:35, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Language tag

Hello, I've seen you changed the language tag for some Objeck examples to cpp. While this may look better in the short run it's not a very good idea here as it will try highlighting your source as C++, obviously. This may conflict with the Object syntax (don't know exactly but one might never know) and it will also not highlight keywords your language has but C++ doesn't, such as bundle, native, etc. Arguably it does look nicer than without highlighting at all, but that's only until someone creates syntax highlighting for Objeck. For a start you could use AutoGeSHi to create such a file and get it included. Here on Rosetta Code it's actually preferred to have each language example use its own language tag to ensure that (a) all examples have a defined language (as opposed to just use <pre> where syntax highlighting is unavailable) and (b) highlighting can be added by just providing the GeSHi language file instead of also going through every task in that language and replace the previously-used language tag. —Johannes Rössel 03:25, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Intrawiki links

Take a look at this diff; typically, you want to use wiki links instead of full offsite-capable links. --Michael Mol 18:29, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Blanked category


I saw that you blanked the page "Category:Objeck examples needing attention". Every language has such a page. The purpose of the page is to automatically show examples that have been marked with the "incorrect" template by someone (very useful).

So the category should never be changed manually. The "UnderBot" program will automatically restore the category, so no harm was done. - Wmeyer 00:41, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Nothing personal

Hi, just thought I'd give you a buzz to explain that although I noted that an example you wrote was incomplete; It's just me checking for consistency in some tasks and I definitely don't want to upset you - some people check RC examples for conformance with the task description is all. (After a while, I found that regular contributors such as yourself get better at it and start to show issues with the tasks themselves which is great). --Paddy3118 07:46, 21 January 2013 (UTC)