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Member Since 16 Oct 1999
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In Topic: Array in constant buffer

04 February 2016 - 09:48 AM

God, everyone says post source code, then when I spend hours putting something together that I can post and actually do, I hear no more responses.  What happened?

That was just standard advice to make it more likely that someone would be able to help you, not a guarantee. Always keep in mind that there are a number of people coming here from different timezones around the world, with varying skill sets. It sometimes may take a while before someone with the ability to recognize your problem comes along, if at all. Some problems are easier to solve than others, but posting source is a minimal first step.

In Topic: Array in constant buffer

01 February 2016 - 04:17 AM

I have searched for them and the ones I used didn't work.  That's why I came here.

Well I tried it but it didn't work. By the way, I did it slightly differently

Anyway, whatever I do, it's always a black screen.

This is why people keep asking for source. All anyone can do without it is blindly guess and point you to working implementations. If you still can't make it work, then you're obviously doing something wrong. If you want some actual, constructive help, post the code!

In Topic: Recommendations for a Text Editor

31 January 2016 - 04:31 AM

Is the sublime rot overblown?

They just released a new dev build of ST3 two days ago (available if you're a registered user). I've been using it with no problems across Windows, Linux and Mac for quite sometime now.

In Topic: Why does MSVC warn that "not all control path returns a value" with e...

15 January 2016 - 08:36 PM

In D, you can use a final switch with an enum. This will cause the compiler to error out if you don't have a case for every member and won't let you use runtime-initialized values. It's very handy. It would be great to see something like that in C++.

In Topic: Cross Platforming: Switching to Java?

11 December 2015 - 05:51 PM

Well so this basically backs up using Java in terms of cross platforming, right? Java is a not an unfamiliar language to me. I am just not a huge fan of it.
You mentioned that using multiplatform libraries would greatly reduce the effort I would have to commit using C++. However is it not a really exhausting progress to keep all my builds working?


For a new project, perhaps. I just don't think the costs of compiling and deploying a project on multiple platforms add up such that they outweigh the cost of switching to a new language midstream. I also don't think it's as exhausting as you make it out to be. Using cross-platform libraries, you should rarely, if ever, touch any platform-specific code.

Ease of cross-platform testing and deployment is certainly a rational factor to consider when selecting a language in the beginning of a project, but it's not a reason to switch languages halfway through.