Although I never use an IDE for writing or editing program code,
the code for RogCAD looks really nice in the QB64 IDE -- with
the multi-color format which the IDE generates, to my surprise.
Who would have thought that program code could look so enchanting.
QB64 is a recent discovery for me. It converts BASIC code to
C code, which runs much faster than BASIC code, and compiles
it to an executable file. To make that happen, my RogCAD code
must be loaded into the QB64 IDE.
Even BASIC code might look high-tech, but this is definitely
low-tech (most of it). The high-tech people design computers
and operating systems.
The first part below, the calculator kernel which generates
a floating image plane and projects an image onto it, might
look complicated, but can hardly be called advanced math.
After the initial vector considerations, which themselves are
a quite simple thing, it's just algebra. But the magic of
algebra fascinates me, especially when it goes on at great
length and the darn thing actually works.
An image of RogCAD output is at the bottom of the page.
Ten of the more colorful snippets (screenfulls) of RogCAD code
is shown in the IDE below. It's 400 of the 8000 lines of code: