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  • I want to be a professional programmer!!!

    25 37.31%
  • I want to make games, either professionally or otherwise.

    10 14.93%
  • I am not sure why, it gives me something to do.

    13 19.40%
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    19 28.36%

Why are you learning programming?

This is a discussion on Why are you learning programming? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; maybe they should have made an "all of the above" choice, but then again, i am against that usage of ...

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    maybe they should have made an "all of the above" choice, but then again, i am against that usage of the word 'the'...

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    I just love to program...

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    Because I'm a nerd...

    I don't quite know why i program either, but I'm only 14, and yet I already know BASIC, C/C++, Mainframe Assembler (and PC/370), JAVA, HTML, and COBOL.

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    >I don't quite know why i program either, but I'm only 14, and yet I already know BASIC, C/C++, Mainframe Assembler (and PC/370), JAVA, HTML, and COBOL.<

    Ok, I am going to comit mass murder if another person younger then me knows everything.

    *Does yippe it some one who can answer questions dance*
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    Okay sean where do you find the time to learn all this stuff. Im 14 turning 15 in a few months and im still strugaling with C++ (I've learned the language but DX is giving me trouble). I guess i could have started earlier though.

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    To be a programmer some day... better learn c++!!
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    All these young programmers!

    Geez, I am twice their age and a half as competent!

    Truly depressing.

    I myself picked up programming because, believe it or not, I was just half-curious! Now what once seemed to be a boring nerdy endeavor has become my obsession! My family has even taken to calling me "The Hermit" because of it! But no matter. I love it.

    As far as working for someone, I have little interest. After all, why write programs that others own?!! Yuck.

    My dream is to start my own profitable software company.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    i'm 15 and i know BASIC, PASCAL, and C++... that's it. I haven't wasted the time on java because it would be, just that, a waste of time.

    Programming rules, end of story.

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    Okay, I'm 15 and I know (in no specific order) C, Visual Basic, VBScript, HTML (which everybody knows), BASIC. Of course, C is the only language that has given me a valiant challenge. And now I'm learning Windows programming (from petzold) and it is so hard it should be considered another language.

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    >And now I'm learning Windows programming (from petzold) and it is so hard it should be considered another language. <

    Really, it was a peice of cake for me, and I understood almost all off it.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    Yeah, it is going well for me. I like it a lot.
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

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    I choosed C programming as a subject at uni (Naval Architecture). I've always enjoyed computers and my father is a programmer since I was ..... (I don't know how old I was, but our PC run at 4.7 MHz).

    Even I haven't worked as a programmer, it has been helpful to have basic knowledge when I've been working at a Naval Architecture office. As soon as you use stability software (DOS) it's very helpful to know some programmimg.

    If I ever have enough knowledge, I'd enjoy working as a programmer.

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    ok, I am 17, I know BASIC and VB, HTML, and C, If I do not know anymore is because I don't need it, and if I need it, I would learn in less than three weeks (in the worst case), I do not think that you are a better programmer if you know more languages, if you are an excellent BASIC programmer, for sure you could be an excellent C programmer, it is more interesting and intelligent to learn new algorithms, you can apply that knowledge in any platform, in any language, it is a better way of employing time, and it would be more useful if you get a real job.

    take as an another post:

    does computer science worth the try?
    I really do not know if I really want to study that, is there a way to know that?, university is at hand, for sure in january of next year I will start, but I am not sure, what do you think?



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    OH, I now have a High School Diploma and need of ron (drink)

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    >Lifes a game, I play to win.

    well said...

    >exactly what to do

    same here...

    >sonic 2 for genesis

    that's my favorite console game... cool...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    Camilo... look at the universities classes in CS. Talk to people studying CS at those uni's, and to people that have already finished.

    I think that will certainly help you decide.

    As for me. I'm definately studying CS. It's the only way i can possibly catch up with this genius 15 year olds that seem to be popping up everywhere!

    AAHH! like someone said earlier in the thread: "depressing"

    adios,
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