OpenGL vs DirectX

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    JVene hit upon an important concept that is overlooked in all of these types of debates. If you code your system to an interface rather than an implementation then stayability (if that is a word), portability, and compatibility should not be that big of a deal.

    Comparison of OpenGL and Direct3D - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Note that the article states it might require cleanup to meet Wiki's standards so read at your own risk.

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    Bubba you're a riot!
    ...post #8
    Quote Originally Posted by akkernight
    If you search on Wikipedia for DirectX vs. OpenGL, you'll see that it says clearly -

    Comparison of OpenGL and Direct3D - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    ...post #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    Quote Originally Posted by abachler
    This has been done to death, someone please merge this thread with the 500 other DX vs OpenGL threads and then close them.
    I ditto your sentiments but no rule has been broken here so there are no grounds upon which to close the thread.
    ...post #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    JVene hit upon an important concept that is overlooked in all of these types of debates. If you code your system to an interface rather than an implementation then stayability (if that is a word), portability, and compatibility should not be that big of a deal.

    Comparison of OpenGL and Direct3D - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Note that the article states it might require cleanup to meet Wiki's standards so read at your own risk.
    I still think it's a good article The best part is someone seems to have been adding to it in the past week or so...
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    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    How does this 'make me a riot' so to speak? Other than the fact that two of us posted a link to the same article which indicates to me this information is readily available and accessible on the internet. I did a quick google search and posted the first wiki that came up without having read post #8. So this tells me this thread is not needed and the answers to various questions about the APIs can be answered one good read of the wiki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    How does this 'make me a riot' so to speak?
    People usually associate irony with drama but it always seems to me more about comedy.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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