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ulillillia
05-09-2007, 05:38 AM
I'm thinking that, for questions that involve programming, but aren't C, C++, C#, or whatever, but, say, HTML, Java, or CGI, or a question that covers multiple programming languages (at least 3).

Salem
05-09-2007, 05:41 AM
That would be the Tech board (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/forumdisplay.php?f=24), just above this one.

ulillillia
05-09-2007, 06:07 AM
I know about using the "tech board"; however, I'm suggesting that a board for general programming questions be created. Questions like what codec does this and that or why Windows or Linux is doing X, Y, and/or Z instead of A and B would almost certainly go in the tech board. General programming would relate to programming questions that either fit multiple programming-related boards equally well or a programming language not really related to C (and the like, such as Java, HTML, or PHP). This is what my suggestion is.

Again, like my other suggestion thread, this is only intended to be a suggestion, a 2 importance factor on my 0 to 8 scale.

Govtcheez
05-09-2007, 06:13 AM
> Again, like my other suggestion thread, this is only intended to be a suggestion, a 2 importance factor on my 0 to 8 scale.

You're weird.

Rashakil Fol
05-09-2007, 08:49 AM
HTML

HTML is not a programming language.

Salem
05-09-2007, 10:00 AM
Generally speaking, you're much better off finding another board which is dedicated to 'foo' if that is what interests you.

We may be a bunch of nice people, but we don't know everything. And we really don't mind if you look for off-subject questions on other boards, it's not a monogamous relationship.

Plus many of your examples are easily answered by just typing something into google.

/me imagines a similar "what about a C board question" being occasionally asked on some far off PHP board.

twomers
05-09-2007, 03:45 PM
phpboard.phpprogramming.com, perhaps, Salem :D

Nah. The clue is in the title. The above being for php, and this being primarily for C and its related siblings.

Perspective
05-09-2007, 05:47 PM
>and this being primarily for C and its related siblings.


That's generally the point of argument, since C# has nothing to do with C.

Salem
05-09-2007, 11:32 PM
But C# is only here because of some old popularity contest.

You'll notice that the amount of traffic it gets is way below everything else, because there are far too many other quality C# boards around.

MacGyver
05-10-2007, 12:29 AM
Am I allowed to say that C# sucks as a language? It looks like Java and C++ had an ugly child (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR8OpOlga-Y).

DavidP
05-10-2007, 01:57 PM
A general programming board has been suggested many times before, and it has been shot down every single time, and I bet it will this time as well. There is a reason this is called "cprogramming.com".



Am I allowed to say that C# sucks as a language?


I dunno...I don't think you are ;)

Actually I like C# in general. Although it is not as portable as Java, I think it is much more elegantly done.

Personally, I would suggest a computer science theory board, where we can discuss concepts related to certain algorithms and topics in computer science such as graph theory, languages, parsing, and other things. Lots of times I have a question simply theory related, but not necessarily implemented into code yet...I usually end up putting it here on the GD board.

twomers
05-10-2007, 03:43 PM
>> since C# has nothing to do with C.

I've heard the like, but since I don't know any C# I couldn't've justified what I said if someone questioned it. A friend of mine is doing a lot of embedded stuff and he uses C# ... he says it's good for that kind of thing ... in phones? It was news to me and I took his word for it. I said "related siblings" cause of the 'C'.

I contest the gaming board :p It's got nothing to do with C, per se.

Happy_Reaper
05-10-2007, 05:02 PM
I like the Comp Sci theory board idea, but I don't know if it'd ever really catch on, given that people will most likely still post their Comp Sci questions in the C/C++ boards.

zacs7
05-11-2007, 06:27 AM
Would the "Comp Sci" board not fall into the Tech Board category?

DavidP
05-11-2007, 08:50 AM
"Tech" is normally dealing with technical problems such as hardware problems, an OS malfunction, learning how to install an OS if you have never done it before, and other computer tasks like that.

A "Theory" board, like I stated above, would have to do with concepts related to certain algorithms and topics in computer science such as graph theory, languages, parsing, and other things.

Salem
05-11-2007, 09:53 AM
With each new board, the likelyhood of cross-posting or wrong-posting simply increases.

The current volume of traffic on the Tech board is manageable (and diverse). If there were sustained use for a particular sub-topic (like algorithms) which might deserve their own forum, then that could be decided when it needed to be decided.

If it isn't a language or platform specific question as covered by the existing forums, and it isn't random general discussion wibble, then the Tech board is the place for it to go.

maxorator
05-11-2007, 10:05 AM
Although it is not as portable as Java, I think it is much more elegantly done.
Hehe, Java is portable (with JRE) and so is Win32 (with Wine or Cedega). Gotcha! :D