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yeah that's true. I wasn't considering the collection of ref types there. Now I can see why microsoft cleared their arrays. I didn't put 2 and 2 together and think about garbage collection. meh. thanks.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
This question, Googled, returns 108 hits which ALL have nothing to do with what is implicit to it, as a question. So, yeah, I guess "No" is really the most useful thing anyone would expect to gain by typing the question, or any question for that matter, into that pile of ... nonsense.
This is a good example of the hidden esoteric teaching (gematria) behind Google's search engine.
I am not allowed to say too much, but, note that 108 is a sacred number in Buddhism, and Hinduism, Sikh religion, and Jainism ... it also happens to be the hyperfactorial of 3 : sum of two squared and three cubed. Each interior angle of a pentagon is 108.
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
I would recommend my old Elf's keyboard[^]. Steel case, real key switches and lasts at least 42 years long.
But parallel keyboards of that sort don't grow on trees these days and I will need something more modern when I build 'Zwölf', Elf's younger brother. Just yesterday I was asking dumb questions about interfacing USB ports to an 8 bit computer, guess why.
But there is another way to get exactly the keyboard that you want and that lasts forever.
You will not need a circuit board. The keyswitches snap into square holes in the case, but you will have to wire up the switches in columns and rows on the underside and then also connect the encoder you have salvaged from an old keyboard.
I might have to do a little more, like programming a PIC microcontroller with a suitable interface as keyboard encoder, but that's worth it. That keyboard can last another 42 years.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.