# How do I drew clock

• I'm working on a project with my programming professor to write a new curriculum for the IST 145 (entry-level programming) class, using Processing instead Java. (Since Processing is highly Java-based, it shouldn't cause any problems for higher programming classes).

I wrote a few quick programs to acquaint myself with Processing. I did not think any of them through ahead of time. Here's the snippet I'm most "proud" of, from my analog clock drawing program:

<FONT family="Courier New">  int h = hour();
int m = minute();
int s = second();
Point hourOut = polarToScreen((float)(Math.PI/2 - h * (Math.PI/6) - m * (Math.PI/360) - s * (Math.PI/21600)), HOUR_LENGTH);
Point minOut  = polarToScreen((float)(Math.PI/2 - m * (Math.PI/30) - s * (Math.PI/1800)), MINUTE_LENGTH);
Point secOut  = polarToScreen((float)(Math.PI/2 - s * (Math.PI/30)), SECOND_LENGTH);</FONT>

It's better formatted than that in real life, but I wanted to imagine you all putting fingerprints on your screen trying to comprehend the paranthesis hash.

•  What's the big deal?  The parens are pretty clear.

• Fingerprints? A good IDE highlights one bracket when you put the cursor on the other.

Also, Linkification thinks Math.PI/2 is a URL. Heh.

•  Any good editor can highlight matching parentheses, so no need to put fingerprints on my screen (in fact, for me this is The Real WTF).

• Yes, I have such an editor. You are reading this in a browser, though, which generally does not have such a feature.

• What happens if the time rolls over from (say) 8:59 to 9:00 between the "h" and "m" assignments?

Anyhow, I'd find something like this easier to read (apologies if the syntax is incorrect):

[code]float s = second() / 60.0f;
float m = (minute() + s) / 60.0f;
float h = (hour() + m) / 12.0f;
Point hourOut = polarToScreen((float)(Math.PI / 2 - h * Math.PI * 2), HOUR_LENGTH);
Point minOut = polarToScreen((float)(Math.PI / 2 - m * Math.PI * 2), MINUTE_LENGTH);
Point secOut = polarToScreen((float)(Math.PI / 2 - s * Math.PI * 2), SECOND_LENGTH);[/code]

• @curtmack said:

Yes, I have such an editor. You are reading this in a browser, though, which generally does not have such a feature.

And I have 21 years of programming experience.  I can read code with three levels of nested parentheses just fine without any highlighting.

• @tdb said:

@curtmack said:

Yes, I have such an editor. You are reading this in a browser, though, which generally does not have such a feature.

And I have 21 years of programming experience.  I can read code with three levels of nested parentheses just fine without any highlighting.

FTFMYSELF.

I have 6 years of programming experience.  I can read code with three
levels of nested parentheses just fine without any highlighting.

• @tdb said:

@curtmack said:

Yes, I have such an editor. You are reading this in a browser, though, which generally does not have such a feature.

And I have 21 years of programming experience.  I can read code with three levels of nested parentheses just fine without any highlighting.

I have 21 decades of programming experience. I can read code with thirty levels of nested parentheses even though I am blind and have no teeth.

• @Anon Ymous said:

no teeth.

Well you don't need teef for that, fo I'm not impreffed at all.

• @Anon Ymous said:

@tdb said:

@curtmack said:

Yes, I have such an editor. You are reading this in a browser, though, which generally does not have such a feature.

And I have 21 years of programming experience.  I can read code with three levels of nested parentheses just fine without any highlighting.

I have 21 decades of programming experience. I can read code with thirty levels of nested parentheses even though I am blind and have no teeth.

I'm a level 21 coding wizard. I can read the code from the filthy mind of the person who wrote thirty levels of nested parentheses

• Seriously. Come back when you've done Lisp in a bare-bones command-line editor - and no, emacs doesn't count.

•  @RayS said:

@Anon Ymous said:

@tdb said:

@curtmack said:

Yes, I have such an editor. You are reading this in a browser, though, which generally does not have such a feature.

And I have 21 years of programming experience.  I can read code with three levels of nested parentheses just fine without any highlighting.

I have 21 decades of programming experience. I can read code with thirty levels of nested parentheses even though I am blind and have no teeth.

I'm a level 21 coding wizard. I can read the code from the filthy mind of the person who wrote thirty levels of nested parentheses

Ametures. I have 21 days of programming experience. I can read a plz send me teh codez forum post asking someone to interperet three levels of tested paranthesis without syntax highlighitng.

• @lrucker said:

Seriously. Come back when you've done Lisp in a bare-bones command-line editor - and no, emacs doesn't count.
Does joe count?

Man, I feel old.

• @astonerbum said:

@RayS said:
@Anon Ymous said:
@tdb said:
@curtmack said:
Yes, I have such an editor. You are reading this in a browser, though, which generally does not have such a feature.
And I have 21 years of programming experience.  I can read code with three levels of nested parentheses just fine without any highlighting.
I have 21 decades of programming experience. I can read code with thirty levels of nested parentheses even though I am blind and have no teeth.
I'm a level 21 coding wizard. I can read the code from the filthy mind of the person who wrote thirty levels of nested parentheses
Ametures. I have 21 days of programming experience. I can read a plz send me teh codez forum post asking someone to interperet three levels of tested paranthesis without syntax highlighitng.
Pffft, STFU and GTFO, I've played 21 before, and all of you are wrong. There are no parentheses...

• @Zecc said:

@lrucker said:

Seriously. Come back when you've done Lisp in a bare-bones command-line editor - and no, emacs doesn't count.
Does joe count?

Man, I feel old.