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I am a newbie in game development. In my previous post many people advised me to learn C++ but you guys can understand that migrating from visual basic to C++ is a big porblem besides this i am also learning Maya so it is also a tough job. The people advised me to learn C++ because of its performance. But i have seen many games which created in vb and they work well and also its easy for me to use direct x in vb. what''s your idea if i use vb in game development. Because i think an expert vb programer is better that bad c++ programer.

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Yeah, a lot of people say that you should try something like Visual Basic before you go to C++, which, in my opinion, is some stupid ass advise. I programmed in VB for about 3 years and I personally think that while the programming expirience was good, the techniques I learned in VB made C++ very hard to learn at first. I had no idea how a .cpp file associated with a .h and how they somehow know how to compile. I mean now it''s different... now I''m a super-duper programmer.

But anyway, just learn C++. Like Nike says, JUST DO IT.

James Simmons
MindEngine Development
http://medev.sourceforge.net

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I'd learn both at some point, it's up to you which to start with, though. Languages die out often, so it's best not to invest all of your time in one.

Hmm? What languages have died during your lifetime?

Personally, if you only know VB, I think learning C++ would be worth it. I found it a lot more fun. Of course, there are a lot of languages that are more fun than C++. ^_^

[edited by - twix on August 31, 2003 3:40:10 PM]

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The problem with learning programming is not to learn a languages syntax, but to learn how to think. Once you know how to program and once you know one (major) language, you can probably learn another in a couple of days/weeks..



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The problem with learning programming is not to learn a languages syntax, but to learn how to think. Once you know how to program and once you know one (major) language, you can probably learn another in a couple of days/weeks..


That really depends on the languages you''re talking about. Interesting languages differ in a lot more than syntax. It takes a huge paradigm shift to switch to, say, C++ from BASIC. It takes just as much of a change in your thinking patterns to move from C++ to Lisp. And then Prolog will still throw you for a loop.

Don''t underestimate the difficulty of learning new languages.

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Hmm? What languages have died during your lifetime?
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Basic, Pascal, Fortran. I''m sure there''s more aswell.

C++ will give much better performance than VB. It might take a bit of getting used to at first but its worth it and after a while you''ll see how bad a programming language BASIC is.

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