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What language to use???

Posted by Trust_me_it_is_really_BIG [send private reply] at July 23, 2002, 12:41:30 AM

i'm new to programming. I started from a magazine artical in delphi, but i am wondering what language to go for. I had a go at bloodshed C++ and i was lost to put it frankly.
I like to programme tiny-small games and some times computer prankes. What language is best for me???

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at July 23, 2002, 03:50:37 AM

Well small games and pranks ( I use to like them .. fun they are ) could be programmed under many languages. I see that you are after a semi-RAD ( Rapid Application Development ) tool. I can suggest you try Borland C++ ( I am assuming you are running Windows ) or Microsoft Visual C++. If you dont want to pay any corporation for their software go for Dev-C++ , althought it has so nasty little bugs in it , mind.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at July 23, 2002, 05:25:45 AM

Let me guess... "Code cutter"... New Zealand PC world?

Posted by Zandalf [send private reply] at July 24, 2002, 11:56:40 PM

I_doubt_it_but_oh_well - tiny-small as in time to program, or file size? guessing time to program, try learning a bit of VB. I wouldn't exactly call it programming, but i wouldn't exactly call it scripting either (note, definitions vary, I use prog = C, lisp, java; script = html, perl, SQL). and you can do prank programs with it, although you'd have trouble faking a computer crash.

What's this, a BSOD with a window frame? I'm intrigued, but I'm more annoyed.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at July 25, 2002, 12:08:10 AM

Good computer pranks require the same thing good computer programs do - a good language. Say you want to make the icons on the desktop creep down one pixel every ten minutes, so it happens without anyone noticing, but in a few hours they're all on the bottom of the screen. That would take A LOT of knowledge of the windows operating system and could probably not be done in VB. Prank programs are some of the hardest to write.

Posted by Zandalf [send private reply] at July 25, 2002, 01:44:49 AM

True, but I_doubt_it is lost trying to bash his head against C++, and VB is an okay starting place, so long as you're able to forget it's backwards syntax afterwards.

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