Creating an Instant Messenging system...

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    Creating an Instant Messenging system...

    I'm just wondering how difficult it would be to create an instant messenging system. Has anyone attempted it? Not looking for any fancy features like AIM or ICQ. Just a basic buddy list with IM capabilities. Nothing else. Any ideas?

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    Has anyone attempted it?
    they did.
    All generalizations are false

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    IM!

    Took me about 3 days to perfect a chat, prolly woulda takken another day to add a buddy list, not hard @ all, just a lot of thinking about the syncronization of it, and how you will specify what byte stream means what, but with some good winsock and a good mind, its just a walk in the park .

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    P.S. Email me if u want some help .

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    Thanks for that reply! I'll be starting programming this fall and have always wanted to make a chat system. I was just thinking of how hard it would be. I'm thinking after my first year I'll give it a shot, thanks again!

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    Smile Dude...

    Ur saying you dont know any winapi or winsock? By the way it didnt take me a year to learn.

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    yeah..

    yeah, it just took me constantly teaching him things...

    Yo just need basic winsock, and if you plan to make it a windows app you need to know win32 (duh!) and use WSAASync() member functions or threads, whichever floats your boat.

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    Talking Tru Tru

    Ken did teach me a lot, ut he is also a dumbass haha. He uses windows messaging only. So he needs things like WSAASync, if you are REASONABLE like me and most on this board you will not need that. You WILL need __beginthread, whitch gives a lot more control, as ken sees in his old chat programs that CRASHED MY COMPUTER.

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    hmmff...

    that's just a sign that my programs're better, DUH! and why aren't you online? I feel like venting at you...over and over...and over...

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    worked on one for a company wide system.... it only took about a week for development, and another week for testing. Wasnt that difficult. (Of course 3 people worked on it....) But it shouldnt be that hard.
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