What language does Sean use?

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What language does Sean use?

Post by Guest » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:01 pm

I was just wondering what language Sean uses to design his games. Isn't it C++? Just double checking... :D

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Post by Old Man Johnson » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:15 pm

Old Man Johnson wrote:
Sean, you program mostly in C, correct? Is it difficult to do?

Yes, I use C. I've never seen the need or advantage to program in C++ with objects but that's what most people seem to learn these days. I started off with assembly language so I haven't got a problem with pointers or array overruns which are the most common difficulties with C.

If you want any easier language to learn to program with try Visual Basic.
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That's a lot of quotes, but basically Sean uses C.
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Post by Fighter_Ace » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:25 pm

Around how old were ya, Sean, when you really got the hang of programming? I'm anxious to expand my horizons and would love to hear your success story :) ! I admit, computers can be very perplexing, but once you get the hang of them, you can do almost anything! Heh, I think it is safe to say computers totally amaze me :D !
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Post by Sean OConnor » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:29 am

I just use C because that's what I learnt years ago and I don't see any benefits for me personally of using C++. If you want to learn to program though I'd recommend trying out something like MS Visual Basic first.

If you want to see my whole history of games programming look at:

http://www.windowsgames.co.uk/history.html

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Post by Garnier » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:10 pm

Visual basic is definitely a good place to start. You can do easy simple and useful things like making dice rollers and such. You also learn about how programming works like cause-effect, arrays, objects, and all that stuff.

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Post by Fighter_Ace » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:25 pm

Ok, thanks for the insights. BTW, do you work VB Garnier?
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Post by Garnier » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:13 am

Sort of, but I doubt I'm better at programming than you.

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Post by n-drx » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:55 am

Garnier wrote:Visual basic is definitely a good place to start.
True... you can start writing VB programs the first time you run MS Visual Basic :D... I don't think the same thing could be said for the C language!
Also, with VB you can do almost everything you could do with C, though some things are not so immediate! :(

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Post by n-drx » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:11 am

Sorry, but I couldn't help posting this song I heard of time ago. :lol:
This topic is about programming languages, so I hope it won't be too much off topic. :oops:

Write in C
(sung to The Beatles "Let it Be")

When I find my code in tons of trouble,
Friends and colleagues come to me,
Speaking words of wisdom:
"Write in C."

As the deadline fast approaches,
And bugs are all that I can see,
Somewhere, someone whispers:
"Write in C."

Write in C, write in C,
Write in C, write in C.
LOGO's dead and buried,
Write in C.

I used to write a lot of FORTRAN,
for science it worked flawlessly.
Try using it for graphics!
Write in C.

If you've just spent nearly 30 hours
Debugging some assembly,
Soon you will be glad to
Write in C.

Write in C, write in C,
Write In C, yeah, write in C.
BASIC's not the answer.
Write in C.

Write in C, write in C,
Write in C, oh, write in C.
Pascal won't quite cut it.
Write in C.


EDIT. Here's a longer version:
http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~omri/Humor/write_in_c.html

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Post by cptrootbeer » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:59 am

If you wanted to see a little VB code, I may open up the source code of my game. www.maddoxlabs.com/downloads It's a simple strategy game. If you want to contact me for code, use the e-mail address on that site.

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Post by Edgar » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:46 pm

How? Language C supports the formatting of windows? I never obtained to make a window with C, then you use C++ you use this you are not?
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Post by Son Johan » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:51 pm

Gimme COBOL... I program in COBOL all day long... :lol:
*sigh* Humans...

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Post by sid6.7 » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:02 am

Son Johan wrote:Gimme COBOL... I program in COBOL all day long... :lol:
wow you must be old like me... :)
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Post by cptrootbeer » Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:50 am

Son Johan wrote:Gimme COBOL... I program in COBOL all day long... :lol:
I took one term of that at school a year ago, and that was enough. That language shouldn't be allowed anywhere. :D

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Post by alex s » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:05 am

Looking at Sean's programming history...its nice to see another old-school 68000 assembly programmer!! ....hard work indeed

But you should consider getting on the asp.net c# bandwagon...this would make distribution to mobile devices sooo much easiser, for example.

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