View Poll Results: Should the forum boards be updated?

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  • No, it should stay the way it is.

    8 36.36%
  • Yes, the C# board needs to go.

    7 31.82%
  • No, the C# needs to stay, but an ASM board would be good too.

    4 18.18%
  • Yes, the C# board needs to die, and a ASM board needs to be created.

    3 13.64%

C# vs ASM board

This is a discussion on C# vs ASM board within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; We should really have a smalltalk board....

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    We should really have a smalltalk board.

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    I don't see anything wrong with just a universal forum for everything but I guess that's why I'm not a web master.
    That is similar to shooting an arrow but not having a target. Yeah you are going to hit something but you will never know what it is. So if you aim at everything you end up hitting nothing. I think we have all played video games or used applications that tried to hit everything and do not have fond memories of the experience.

    Focus is why I feel this board has lasted far longer than others before it. There was another spinoff of this board that was great starting out but then became cluttered with forums that had nothing to do with the intent of the board. That board shall remain nameless in my post of course.

    I actually enjoy C# and have started some training in it. However just because I like it does not mean it belongs on this board. I also enjoy assembly questions and feel that C/C++ and assembly have far much more in common than C/C++ and C#. The main reason I feel that assembly is important is because you may just have to dive into some of it to resolve issues. It has greatly helped me and while I never program directly in assembly it sure does help with debugging. You will never have to dive headlong into C# to analyze your C/C++ program. Even though the syntaxes are similar the languages are miles apart. I also think the hype surrounding C# is dying off and now people are starting to find out exactly where it fits and where it does not fit. So it's becoming like every other language in that it is not the end all be all answer to every programming problem but it is a valuable tool when used in the right context.

    I don't think we need any more separate forums on the board. I still feel the tech board is adequate enough to handle the assembly and C# questions but since we already have a C# board I'm ok with the way it is.
    Last edited by VirtualAce; 01-24-2009 at 11:59 AM.

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    Tech Board maybe a good place for asm but a dedicated board would be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude View Post
    >Why do we have a C# board?
    IIRC, Dean tricked us somehow. I personally wouldn't shed a tear if the C# forum suddenly vanished. In fact, I believe I was one of those who argued against adding it.

    >And why don't we have an assembly board?
    Probably because this forum focuses on C and C++. While I'm sure many of us are familiar with it, you would find better discussions on a forum that specializes in assembly.
    No you wouldn't, I belong to a few of them, It's too narrow a subject to be a viable topic of an entire board. We really should have an assembly channel here.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Code:
    if(exists(__asm)) {
      forum->add(__asm);
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    While inline ASM exists, why not in C/C++ forum?
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    C# is, apart from the syntax, a very different language than C or C++.
    And if a C-style syntax is enough you might as well start a Java/PHP/Javascript/D/...-board

    With it's garbage-collecting, ObjectOrientedStyle it is just Microsoft's answer to Java.
    And since there is no Java-board I see no reason for a C#-board.
    It's better to focus on one thing and do it good, then do focus on lots of things and do none of them good.

    If there must be a third board Objective-C would be a more logical choice, but that is virtually non-existing outside the Apple World.

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