Pascal.... ??? C# ..... ???

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    Pascal.... ??? C# ..... ???

    Not sure if this is where i should post this but...

    What is Pascal?

    i have only ever knew people to code in C \ C++ \ Java.

    so is pascal as good as C++ and it it as hard or easier?

    and

    What is C#?

    I have always thought C# is C but it has a serperate forums so obviously i am wrong. could someone just explain what it is and how different from C it is please?

    thanks in advance. Reece.

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    What is Pascal?
    A surname.

    What is C#?
    Ask the musicians

    Jokes aside, havent you tried search the Web?
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    Pascal is an imperative programming language that is for the most part dead these days. It was very popular durin mid 70s through late 80s. There are many, many other languages out there. C, C++ and java are not the only programming languages. The number is big. Delphi, Clipper, Simula, Smalltak, Python, Visual Basic, Assembly, ....

    C# is not C. Neither it is C++. C# is it's own programming language which borrows the syntax from C++. It only compiles and runs on computers with the .Net Runtime. It is thus a very limited language in terms of those who can benefit from its programs. It's just a YAPL (Yet Another Programming Language)
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    lol no not googled them.

    ok cheers for the info on it.

    oh yeh, whats Delphi ?

    thanks for explaining C# and Pascal.

    out of all the ones you listed, whats the best for making a 2D online multiplayer game with? maybe a card game.

    also is there any websites for tutorials on Visual Basic and if u know C++, will Visual Basic be easier?

    Cheers, Hugo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo716
    lol no not googled them.

    ok cheers for the info on it.

    oh yeh, whats Delphi ?
    So you made a mistake in not googling for the other two languages, and now you immediately repeat it?

    out of all the ones you listed, whats the best for making a 2D online multiplayer game with? maybe a card game.
    The one you know best and feel most comfortable with. The one you've learned for at least 6 months before attempting such a project.

    also is there any websites for tutorials on Visual Basic and if u know C++, will Visual Basic be easier?
    Yes (Google - but VB is outdated and not particularly worth learning anymore, IMO) and yes. (Any programming language will be easier if you understand the basics of programming.)
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    If you know C++, Visual Basic will be harder.
    For the simple fact you will want to chop your head and burn yourself at the stake for using it. It will also be harder because you will have to learn while constantly clenching to your belly in an urge to throw up. It will also be harder because your former C++ friends will probably stop talking with you. As for Visual Basic itself. It's somewhat easy to learn. It's just not very useful of a programming language. Trust me, I know. I program in it for a living since version 3.

    As for Deplhi, check type "Delphi language what is" on google.

    As for the best for making 2D games, I would say C++
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    lol true... i dont like google too much for that kind of stuff though, cuz u can find one site which says this and another than say something completely different.

    cool, what kind of stuff do you make for a livving with it?

    why would people not talk to me lol.

    ill stick with C++ i recon, as it have been doing it for a while now.

    cheers. Reece.

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    If you think a site says one thing and another site says another different thing, don't you think forums are then a lot of people saying different things on the same website?

    cool, what kind of stuff do you make for a livving with it?
    programs

    why would people not talk to me lol.
    Because we cannot talk in here. Just type.

    But probably the honest reason is because you don't make a single effort to think about the answer before you ask the questions. And you don't even try to research the answer before bothering others with your question. Most people find that offensive. I agree it is offensive. I'm just old. I tend to not pay attention to insults anymore.

    Oh, and it's offensive because you are asking others to take the time to answer a question of which you didn't want to spend some time getting the answer by your own means.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    k cheers.

    oh k ill stop it then. ill search on google.

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    I don't really care, it takes me little effort to answer questions as simple as "what is X".
    As for delphi, if you haven't found out already, it's essentially object oriented pascal.

    Also, you can't simply compare the quality of a language against another language because they are always just different. You could even program an OS completely in pascal because it supports the use of inline assembly. Even java has it's place (unfortunately) as it is very easy to use as the backend of some web application; then again, I enjoy laughing at the failure that tried to use it to program phone switches and got stamped by those using erlang (which is a functional language).

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    You could even program an OS completely in pascal because it supports the use of inline assembly.
    No you couldn't.

    You can't code a bootstrap or initial boot kernel in anything but pure assembly. After you do the bootstrap and load the kernel into memory then you want to get to higher level code ASAP.

    Boot process begins at 0x7C00 which is where your 512 byte bootstrap code is located. Then in that code you will load your file system data, install hard drive drivers, etc, etc....and do all the stuff OS's do. Google for bootstrap code and programming your own operating system.

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