We had an ASM forum? When was that? I was checking out cboard snapshots on Wayback, and couldn't find any mention of it. Too bad it only indexes the index...
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A new Obj-C programming forum
A new ASM programming forum
No more new forums please
For example, altho the AI forum has had way more posts than I would have remembered from the past year, that would have been impossible to observe if they weren't actually together in one forum. Altho really the AI questions still fall into what I would call a "transient" category different from the things in Articles, Reviews, or FAQs.
Last edited by MK27; 08-19-2009 at 02:11 AM.
> you have to spend 5 minutes working out which of the dozens of forums would be best for your question.
And then be told you picked the wrong one
Axiom: If there is only one forum, then by definition you cannot be off-topic, and you cannot cross-post.
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The matter of whether something is fun or not is not the criteria used for deciding whether or not it should be a forum.
I believe the C# forum has more relevance than people might see simply b/c it can interface quite easily with C++ through C DLLs and even easier via C++/CLI classes. The GUI power that C# brings to the table just cannot be matched by MFC or any other third party C++ library. And it's not the fault of the library as much as it is the fault of the default Windows controls that have been provided for so long with Win32. The standard controls are just horrible in Win32. The ones provided in .NET, while not perfect, are very very nice. One could argue there may be a need for a C++/CLI instead of a C# forum but I would argue that you can post CLI on the C++ forum and still call it C++. C++/CLI development has been hampered by C# since C# provides all that C++/CLI does and with less hassle, less learning curve, and probably faster dev times. It was much harder for me to dive into C++/CLI than it was C# b/c even though C++/CLI is 'close' to C++ it is not true C++ according to the standards. I would rather train my brain with something completely new such as C# than pollute my C++ knowledge with something like C++/CLI.
I'm not in favor of more forums simply b/c the more forums we have the less focused we become. The less focused we become the less effective the board as a whole is. Staying focused is what makes this place as good as it is. You can't be everything to everyone and you can't be an expert in all things and all languages. So I guess my point is if you support everything you really support nothing.
Last edited by VirtualAce; 08-19-2009 at 09:25 PM.
I'm having a hard time thinking of a language that can't do this.I believe the C# forum has more relevance than people might see simply b/c it can interface quite easily with C++ through C DLLs
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