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Member Since 29 Jun 2004
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In Topic: how could unlimited speed and ram simplify game code?

13 March 2016 - 12:17 PM

Maybe frame the question in another way: Many programmers, gameplay or otherwise already act as if there was more performance and memory than there actually is. A tiny group of programmers then have the ungrateful, but often fun job to bridge between perceived reality and apparent reality. These programmers would not be needed anymore. ;)

In Topic: Class 'Virtual' question

04 March 2016 - 12:46 PM

Yes you can!!

Indeed, that's a case of B hiding something it inherits from A. It's not good practice because it can be rather confusing. Some compilers will emit a warning.

In Topic: Class 'Virtual' question

04 March 2016 - 04:19 AM

You are mixing up nomenclature here, making your question hard to answer.

So let's get that out of the way by making two definitions:
Type: a class, struct or simple type (int, float,...) definition
Instance: a named, usable instance of a type

Now the answer:
Types can be derived from other types, and when that happens, members can be added, overridden and hidden, but never renamed or removed.

Instances are of exactly one type and contain exactly what is defined by the type definition, not more, not less.

I hope that helps!

In Topic: make c++ more like glsl

21 February 2016 - 05:50 AM

Here's a long discussion on that topic with a couple of possible solutions.




But the bottom line is that there is no good way to do it in C++ without extending the language.

In Topic: ETC and PVRTC dead to an unified compression ?

28 October 2015 - 01:45 AM

OpenGL ES 3.0 supports ETC2 textures by default. So there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.