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#1 CodieDAO   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 01 July 2001 - 02:23 AM

Hi, I''m quite new to game programming (but have used ''DarkBASIC'' before) and will soon be getting MSVC++ compiler. What I want to know is: should I learn C or go straight to C++? I expect to get a job in the games industry as a programmer so I''ve obviously got to learn C++ some time but is it okay as a first language? Thanks ----------------- =[CodieDAO]=

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Posted 01 July 2001 - 07:05 AM

if ure almost brand new to programming, i would start at java-script, and then possibly move on to C or C++, if u know at least a little about programming I would try learning visual basic (im not sure what dark basic is) before you move on to C or C++

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#3 draqza   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 01 July 2001 - 07:05 AM

I''d say go ahead and learn straight C++, because 90% of what you learn with it is going to be C anyway...

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#4 draqza   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 01 July 2001 - 07:07 AM

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if ure almost brand new to programming, i would start at java-script, and then possibly move on to C or C++, if u know at least a little about programming I would try learning visual basic (im not sure what dark basic is) before you move on to C or C++

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DarkBASIC is supposed to be a language designed specifically for programming games, as easily as possible--a language relatively close to BASIC/QBasic, with native windows and directx support.

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Posted 01 July 2001 - 07:31 AM

Go with learning C++ It will give you some experience with Object Orientation as well as C does not have any Object Orientation. Then move on to C which will be an easy transition to learn due to the fact that C++ was derived from C. And if you want after that, I''d suggest learning something like Java.

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Posted 01 July 2001 - 08:50 AM

Thanks you everyone! Any one else?
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Posted 03 July 2001 - 12:21 AM

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Original post by CodieDAO
Hi,
I''m quite new to game programming (but have used ''DarkBASIC'' before) and will soon be getting MSVC++ compiler. What I want to know is: should I learn C or go straight to C++? I expect to get a job in the games industry as a programmer so I''ve obviously got to learn C++ some time but is it okay as a first language?

Thanks

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=[CodieDAO]=


To all Newbies, not just you CodieDAO, You must get one thing straight, C++ is an extension of C which has the possibility for Classes, Function overloading, etc. So basicly, wether you learn C or C++, you will still learn the other anyways. Now, with that said, grab any C/C++ book you can find and start learning especially if you plan on getting a job in the game industry( It''s not as easy as you think. I''ve been trying for years. ) Anyhow, these are my views...



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