I'm thinking vaguely about writing a wrapper for the Win32 console functions that would allow someone with limited C++ experience to write sort of Rogue-like games or other ASCII-art based stuff fairly easily.
I don't know if something like this exists but it would be an interesting project. I was wondering about something modelled on the C++ streams so you could do stuff like:
conout << cls << goto(10,20) << paper(green) << "##";
Be interested to know if anyone thinks this would be worthwhile (in as much as any hobby project is worthwhile of course [smile]) and if it would be of any actual use to beginners. Or am I reinventing a thoroughly invented wheel?
Someone round here said recently though - recreation is often recreational. Wish I could remember who that was. I liked that.
[EDIT] Mark you, I'd be going some if I could get "goto" to work like that in the example above. Doh!