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Posted by max621 [send private reply] at December 28, 2001, 12:30:43 PM I signed up here eons ago but noticed a post on GDnet about this place...
It asks for suggestions on how to make this place more appealing to others.
Well I came over onto this forum and my eye immediately caught "Which programming langauge is better?!?"
The smell of a flamewar filled the air.
I think the problem is that you/we are going to get a bunch of 12-14 year olds coming on here with vB skillz and 17-18 year olds with c/c++ skills. Young kids and older kids -- no rules, no moderation = hell.
And I might as well start a discussion
My friend believes DarkBaisc/DarkBasicPro is better then C++
First of all I'd like to say that DBpro is more or less a engine with a scripting language.
And c++ is a compiled programming langague. So you can't really compare them!
He say's he'll prove it to me by making a MMORPG in a few months while I'll have nothing if I try to make a MMORPG in C++
That could be true I guess, because C++ development is slower considering its not even 3d (add OpenGL/DirectX development to the timeframe). But he has a limiting engine designed to make games fast (not necessarily good) kinda like 3dRAD another game "authoring" system.
So what do you think?
Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 28, 2001, 05:51:24 PM I have programmed in both darkbasic and C++, and I am thoroughly convinced that your friend is the sort of person who would set about trying to write a Quake 3 clone using VB...
I don't know that your suspicions about 12-14 year olds coming here with only VB skills. Maybe that is true to a certain extent, but I believe that in the old days of TPU (Ahhhhh..... * gian drifts into "The good old days" mode) many people (including myself) were coming here with c/c++ skills before we were even teens.
Anyway, we do have moderators, and they are functional... all we need now is IP range banning...
Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 28, 2001, 10:17:17 PM Yes, the IP Rage Banning was pointed at you, CodeRed.
Posted by drdevil [send private reply] at December 29, 2001, 04:49:33 AM Gian, what was your old nickname btw? I seem to remember you telling me it ages ago but I forget
Posted by max621 [send private reply] at December 29, 2001, 01:13:08 PM gian: you are 100% on the mark about my friend ;)
I really hope every teen/pre-teen/post-teen does use c++ . I use c++ (combined with OpenGL)
How can I help this orginization then is my next question? Tutorials? Articles? Forum wh0ring?
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at December 29, 2001, 01:47:28 PM A nice question. What we had going in the past was an active dialogue between members. Hanging out in #TPU on EFNet IRC and just spreading the word about TPU by mouth would probably be the best things. You don't need much feature glitter when you have a group of people with common interests who have easy ways to communicate.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 29, 2001, 03:08:01 PM DrD, I have always been gian, since the previous incarnation of TPU... (Yours)...
Posted by drdevil [send private reply] at December 30, 2001, 02:51:19 AM Oh sorry, thought you had been around before that :) (1996/1997)
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 30, 2001, 12:16:22 PM Enlighten me mr. drdevil... Is your name dare devil or doctor devil?
Posted by drdevil [send private reply] at December 30, 2001, 01:39:04 PM doctor devil :)
dont ask why ;)
I tend to go just by Gaz now, except everyone still knows me as DrDevil so its sorta stuck for the moment :-/
Previously called KingGAZ, older members may remember me by that
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