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Use which kind of generic string?

Yesterday, 12:35 PM

Long time hobby developer here.


Over the years I built up a game framework based on Win32/DirectX. Since the days of old it's been using std::string for pretty much everything, simple lookup strings as well as file names.


Now the days of ASCII are going away. On Windows this means file names are Unicode. But I wouldn't want every little string being stored as Unicode. This forces me to differ between file names and other strings.

I'm not overly fond of UTF8, as variable character sizes sound like a major annoyance for GUI display.


How do others cope with this? Use different string types? Am I overthinking things by trying to avoid Unicode strings?


MSE warning

25 March 2016 - 12:27 AM

Just a note, I got a warning from MSE when entering the second page of the "Bomb in Brussels Airport" thread in the lounge. Might be some ad server again.


This URL was given as source:





Eclipse CDT Failure

24 October 2015 - 03:28 AM

This is not game related, but nevertheless I hope for help. At work I can only use Eclipse Kepler for a specific platform with C/C++. There's a CDT plugin which parses the code on the fly, but it utterly fails on perfectly fine code. In particular on conversion operators/constructors, which I'm heavily using for logging.

This actually seems like a known problem, but is ridiculously annoying since half the code is marked red.
It is really useful when it works, but the positive is overwhelmed.

Anybody found a remedy for this?

iPhone - "Popup" redirect

03 December 2014 - 04:43 AM

Unfortunately I've been "blessed" with an iPhone (6).


Whenever I'm accessing gamedev.net via mobile connection (does not happen via WLAN) I'm redirected to some weird ad (lp.mobileboostr.com) that pops up, wants a confirmation (javascript alert?) and I cannot access anything at gamedev at all.


The redirection happens after a few seconds, looks like it's going to spaces.slimspots.com which then redirects to lp.mobileboostr.com.

This makes access completely impossible.


It's a company phone so I doubt there's anything funky with the mobile data service.

MSE warns about linked site

10 August 2014 - 10:48 PM

Accessing an older link (http://www.gamedev.net/topic/595984-culling-standard-cw-vs-ccw/) I got a warning from MSE, but only once:


Microsoft Security Essentials blocked content on this website
Hosted by: www.gamedev.net



Could be an ad that only appears every now and then?