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So many languages >_<

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Yes, I'm learning C++, but when I get so far, I think, 'gee, what about Python, Perl, Pascal, Delphi, C, C#, A+, D, so many!'. And of course that's only a few languages in the very many hundreds there are. I just need some advice on how to keep track on my studies with C++. I want to do DirectX/OpenGL programming_NOW_but of course I must know the basics before I can do the complicated. My problem is I'm just a very impatient person, then sometimes I quit for a while, then pick it up, then quit etc... This isn't a good way to learn I know. Any help?
DigiCode - My solo company in progress [edited by - Drevay on March 31, 2003 1:08:11 PM]

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1. Learn how to be patient

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Original post by Drevay
And of course that''s only a few languages in the very many hundreds there are. I just need some advice on how to keep track on my studies with C++. I want to do DirectX/OpenGL programming_NOW_but of course I must know the basics before I can do the complicated.

2. If you want to do DirectX/OpenGL programming, learn either C, C++, VB, Pascal (Delphi), or C#.
3. Screw other languages, you don''t have to know all of them. Don''t ever try to know all of them in a short period of time.


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You know I''ve done the same thing. All I can say is what I am trying to do now....focus on one language and become comfortable with it.

If you keep on jumping around then 2 years from now you will still be jumping from book to book and still know nothing. Or even worse...have nothing to show for your learned skill(s).

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Very good points, thanks guys

I think I''ll stick with C++ - for the amount of resources, it''s speed, and the ''feeling'' it gives me to code in C++


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yeah c++ is a good foundation, it makes learning other languages a snap. ( Man I can''t stand c# or java though!!! please no one flame me)

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