View Poll Results: What is your favorite language to program in?

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  • C/C++

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  • Assembly

    1 3.70%
  • Visual Basic

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  • Delphi

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What's so great about C++?

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    Hmmmm

    Now lets say that we specify ASM for DOS! lol, so we will make a game in ASM that will boot from a CD! would that be kinda cool? It could handle all of its own resources and have all the speed in the world... although that would take a hell of a long time to code... I wont argue with that. But it would be cool.

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    Yea

    jdinger is right about its portability(in my opinion) because I did some ASM programming for TI-83+ Calculators and its ROM calls and everything are way different, so I can understand what he means by portability

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    Yet do you not find the x86 instruction set fun to code with?
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    Ofcourse

    Most Programming languages have a very good purpose. I know that many of you wont agree with me but Visual Basic is a very good teacher for beginners as well as understanding the API system/environment. It simplifies structures and their variables very nicely as well, although its speed is pitiful, and that is why I no longer want to look at it. Then when you are ready goto VC++ or whatever. But, it all depends on what you want to do and how fast you want it to be.

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    Thumbs up Always

    I do agree with Xei, programmers should begin in Visual Basic. I will always attest to that.
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    Yea that is true, i started in VB myself, for 3 years then moved on to C/C++ for Win32 and AIX Unix... also do some Unix scripting...

    I just suggest use a higher level language first learn it, get used to programming then move on and you should be set.

    altho some people like to jump right into C/C++.

    i say broaden at first then, concentrate on something you like more...
    Last edited by Liam Battle; 05-06-2002 at 11:01 PM.
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    NOTE:

    Iam an intermediate programmer in VB.

    First of all, VB is nice if you want a really easy to write program, that does standard Apps, for offices etc. and the code is REAL EASY too.

    VB is way better than C++ or C as far as i know in Object oriented design.

    VB is nice for less developing times, in some cases.

    VB is away from the "core."

    I am learning C++.

    I have realized you can do a lot more with C++ than you would ever be able to do in VB.

    C++ is more of a core level programming language.

    C++ is used to wirte programs that you would use for gaming, and compiling. You can wirte operating systems with C++.

    Summary:

    I wouldnt just say one language is better than the other. If i could write it in VB i would. If i cant ill turn to C++.

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    one word for you bud "active x"

    C++ has everything VB has and more !!
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    Assembly is so much faster
    Are you joking? A decent C programmer, using today's optimization technology, can achieve very nearly the same speed for the same program that an assembler GURU can achieve at a fraction in the time coded.
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    programmers should begin in Visual Basic
    lol
    Ive done Quick Basic...
    Then I jumped strait into c++
    What is C++?

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    Well, I do agree that Quick Basic is another one, but everybody is different. I was just saying what I know from my own personal experiences.
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    Originally posted by InFeStEd-ArCh0n
    Yet do you not find the x86 instruction set fun to code with?
    I definitely agree there. I've only done a little in asm (very little, one little inline function in a C++ program), but it was fun. I want to really dig into it one day just to learn. I don't regret any language I've ever learned even the ones like Pascal and QBasic that I don't ever use anymore. Each one taught me something and as far as I'm concerned that's the most important thing.

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    Angry

    Originally posted by InFeStEd-ArCh0n
    Poll was just out of curiousity to see if there was somebody else out of all you people to pick one that wasn't C++. If I had my choose I'd pick assembly.

    then pack up and leave, if you wanna program assembly do it and dont waste your time here

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    Originally posted by Denethor2000



    then pack up and leave, if you wanna program assembly do it and dont waste your time here
    No need for anger, I'm here because I am programming in C++, and I want to. The instructions on what I'm programming for are very ugly. I do not enjoy programming on it. Plus I like you people . For once I actually feel like I belong on this messageboard, if you could understand that.
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    Seeing how all I know is BASIC, HTML, and C++.....C++!!


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