OK, so I just thought up a cool new addition to the VexForum Forums. What I was thinking is have a place where people can upload their code that they used on their VEX. Obviously there would have to be some sort of “standards” for this but here is the basic idea I had.
Have 2 sections (or have the projects sortable), 1 that would be code written in EasyC (that section would be like, “EasyC” lol), and then the other section would be hand written code (like written in MPLAB or some other IDE, this section could be called something like “Hand C”).
Then, when you upload your code you would have to fill out a little informational form about your code, this would look something like this;
Name: This is the name of your code.
Type: This is where you select either EasyC or Hand C
Description: A short description of what your code accomplishes
Operation Assumptions: What you need in order for the code to function properly. And also where the sensors/motors should be locaced (ie. PWM ports used, where sensors are located (right/left side), etc… and ** 2 Ultrasonic Range Finders. 4 drive motors. 1 Line Tracking Kit.)
Tags: Put some 1-3 word descriptions that your code could be looked up under
I think this would be really helpful to the community as a whole because you could look for code that does what you are looking to do. This could either hold whole code projects, or mere snippets that include some operational line of code that would be useful.
Obviously there are still things that would need to be added in order for this to become a reality, and some more standards would need to be set. But I still think that the community would really enjoy this new function if added.
Please post your comments about this possible new addition.