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I have a basic grasp on C...whats next?

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I have been reading alot of tutorials online and think i have a basic grasp on C... so whats next? Also I wish to know how i get a visual output with colors and all that good stuff? All i ca do is make a simpl dos program that does nothing at all...what language should i learn next besides C++? thanks so much in advance ~laters

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Depends what your goal in programming is, but judging by your nickname, you want to make games. [smile]

If you are really comfortable with C, I would suggest learning SDL. SDL allows you to do 2D graphics quick and easy. I would also suggest you start learning C++. Object oriented programming applies to game development really well.

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SDL is written in C, but works with C++ natively, and has bindings to several other languages, including Ada, C#, Eiffel, Erlang, Euphoria, Guile, Haskell, Java, Lisp, Lua, ML, Objective C, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Pike, Pliant, Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk.

are any of these alanguages better than the others?
sorry if this sounds stupid

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No language is better than another in general; there's no such thing as "the best" only "the best for a particular purpose." In addition, once you have sufficient experience with one programming language, learning others will not be that difficult, so don't worry about "wasting time" learning the "wrong" language.

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If you want to get into graphics quickly, I recommend something other than C. Like GameMaker.

Good luck.

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