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#1 Xanth   Members   

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Posted 16 February 2002 - 11:59 AM

Should I learn this language? (Assembly/Assembler or the same right?) I understand it''s faster than C++ I guess for animations and graphics and stuff?

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Posted 16 February 2002 - 12:10 PM

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Should I learn this language? (Assembly/Assembler or the same right?)

It''s called assembly. Each processor has its own command set. Many assemblers (what you use to complile assembly) also differ in syntax.
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I understand it''s faster than C++ I guess for animations and graphics and stuff?

Not necessarily. It''s only potentially faster if you''re better at writing assembly than a C/C++ compiler is at converting to it (you won''t be unless you know it well).



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Posted 16 February 2002 - 12:33 PM

>>>>>Not necessarily. It''s only potentially faster if you''re better at writing assembly than a C/C++ compiler is at converting to it (you won''t be unless you know it well).<<<<<

Yeah... I don''t do anything half way so I''m sure in time I could write decent assembly. Got any opinions for books?

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Posted 16 February 2002 - 02:27 PM

Steer clear of assembler, to write in assembler and get a noticable increase in speed you''d have to be very knowledgeable and have a lot of patience, writing in assembler is slow.

When modern computer hardware is so far ahead of software why make life difficult for yourself.

,Jay

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Posted 17 February 2002 - 02:13 PM

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When modern computer hardware is so far ahead of software why make life difficult for yourself.



Some people finds amusement in complex matters. ^_^

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Posted 17 February 2002 - 02:13 PM

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When modern computer hardware is so far ahead of software why make life difficult for yourself.



Some people finds amusement in complex matters. ^_^

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Posted 17 February 2002 - 05:58 PM

Don''t expect faster graphics because of assembly.

The graphics card does the drawing these days.

Perhaps other parts of you code COULD benefit but it''s probably not woth the trouble.

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Posted 18 February 2002 - 01:39 AM

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When modern computer hardware is so far ahead of software why make life difficult for yourself.

It might be more difficult, but it's fun to learn. Doing something big in it might be difficult. But there is a project here to write an RTS game in Assembler.
It's unlikely to be faster for graphics if you're using DirectX, but it won't be slower either (if you do it properly).

EDIT: Found link

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