posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 02:57 PM
reply to post by loam
The code box is used to show lines of code without actually using/activating the code. I'm familiar with it from using Linux. With Linux, you add
programs by typing in lines of code and one will often have to search the net to look for a line of code to do something--whether adding a program to
configuring the desktop. Putting a string of code in the code box allows someone to copy and paste and things of the sort without messing up the code
and enabling the person to enter it into their command line. So, for example, if I wanted to install firefox on my Linux system but I didn't know
how, and I searched the net, I would find a site and it would have the line in the box like this:
~!>sudo apt-get install firefox
I could then just copy the code. Of course, it's more convientient when you have to copy and paste really long strings of code. In short, it really
has nothing to do with ATS. Hope that makes sense!
Thanks by the way for the list! I will be referenceing this as well.