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ok, so i want to start learning game programming, and i know basic c++, like functions loops and that stuff, but people are telling me to learn python, is this a good idea?

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Yes.

In the process of making a game as a beginner, C++ will throw many things at you that, strictly speaking, have nothing to do with writing and running your code. You will eventually need to come to grips with these things, but using a language that lets you ignore them and just focus on making games is a benefit at this stage.

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I started with C++ 5 years ago, but I hardly ever use it anymore. I frequently work with haXe and Python in my spare time, and sometimes a little bit with C# and PHP. At work, we use C, but that's because of the platforms we work on, not because we prefer it. ;)


So yeah, drop C++ for now and get to grips with Python. You can always pick up C++ later on when you need it or when you think you're ready for it. :)

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If you already know the basics of c++ and how it works then i'm going to say stay with c++. Python is a great language, dont get me wrong, but you should stick to one language. (at least until you understand it)

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I say learn Python. You can stick with C++ but it'll bring you a lot more trouble and frustration than Python.

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