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What should i learn now?

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Hi, I have been using Turbo C under dos and have learnt quite a bit (pun intentional). I have made pacman with full functionality. What should i learn now? Should I learn C++ under dos or should i learn VC or java or what? Thanx and any help appreciated.

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Short answer: Pick something that interests you and learn it.

Long answer:
What do you want to learn? If you want to program games, learning C++ or Java is not necessary. DirectX requires some knowledge of C++, but there are plenty of other APIs (Allegro, SDL, OpenGL) that can be used from straight C.

Then again, if you''re interested in C++ or Java, go for it. If you want to learn Windows programming, go ahead and learn the Win32 SDK (it doesn''t require the use of C++).

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You should probably make the move to VC. Learn some of the Windows GDI.

Keep writing fun programs. That''s the best way to learn. Try some 2D vector graphics, and then some 3D vector graphics (no filled polygons just yet).

Will

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