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#1 Zelman666   Members   -  Reputation: 106

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

Hello, guys!

I'm quite new to programming, but i know some basics. Now i'm stuck, because i have no idea, how could i expand my knowledge. Actually i'm looking for some good tutorials. I know how to make a console application, file input/output, classes and other simple things. Could you recommend me some tutorials? I thought maybe about window applications or maybe even some libraries. What should i learn now?



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#2 Álvaro   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 13652

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

Why Pascal?



#3 Zelman666   Members   -  Reputation: 106

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:13 PM

Because it's simple language and i heard, that it's very flexible, almost everything can be made in it



#4 pizzafan   Members   -  Reputation: 710

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:11 PM

hi,

 

you should look for "pascal game development" on google, there are a few interesting links, though maybe a bit outdated :

 

http://www.pascalgamedevelopment.com/    (some tutorials about coding games in pascal, there's one about making a worms© clone)

http://www.pascalgamer.com/ (a pdf magazine about game development in pascal)

 

http://svgames.pl/en/down  (some games are in pascal with downloadable source codes)

 

also, you might want to learn about the SDL library : http://sourceforge.net/projects/jedi-sdl/

 

by the way, it would be easier for you to learn the basics of C language, which has a syntax quite similar to pascal, then move to C++ later.

 

(but don't give up, if you still want to code games in pascal, it's a fun challenge happy.png )

 


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#5 nobodynews   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2023

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

If you like Pascal, that's fine. But there are other simple languages that are very flexible which have the benefit of being way more popular for game development and thus gives you a much greater support base to engage with.


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#6 MarkS   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 882

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:34 PM

Pascal is very close to C in syntax. C and C++ are far more popular and supported.

 

Can you even buy a commercial Pascal compiler anymore?blink.png



#7 Bacterius   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 9056

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:30 AM


Can you even buy a commercial Pascal compiler anymore?

 

Probably not, but why would you buy one? Compilers don't have to cost money smile.png (look at gcc, etc..)


The slowsort algorithm is a perfect illustration of the multiply and surrender paradigm, which is perhaps the single most important paradigm in the development of reluctant algorithms. The basic multiply and surrender strategy consists in replacing the problem at hand by two or more subproblems, each slightly simpler than the original, and continue multiplying subproblems and subsubproblems recursively in this fashion as long as possible. At some point the subproblems will all become so simple that their solution can no longer be postponed, and we will have to surrender. Experience shows that, in most cases, by the time this point is reached the total work will be substantially higher than what could have been wasted by a more direct approach.

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:13 AM

Pascal is very close to C in syntax. C and C++ are far more popular and supported.

 

Can you even buy a commercial Pascal compiler anymore?blink.png

Yes it's called Delphi, the free version is called Free Pascal.


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