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Due to required college classes I have gotten very friendly with both java and VB. They are not as bad as I thought for rapid development, but I am still a C guy at heart.

Working on several misc learning experiments.. and playing warcraft3 beta (hoping transgaming gets it working under winex)

21 Mar 2002 (updated 21 Mar 2002 at 16:57 UTC) »

Recently took on working on the linux progress patch. The original homepage is still at lpp.freelord.org and my version is at strath.org
Currently using java for college, but it is definitely not my cup of coffee so to speak. It seems like the syntax is so C/C++ like, but restricting you from things that I am not used to being restricted from. Not to mention the GUI performance is horrible.

I really do not believe in all of these new languages. Because by simplification you must sacrifice the ability to change aspects.
If I create a window in GTK or Windows, there are several properties I must specify traits to tell the computer how to draw it. If you make a generic CreateWindow() that takes no properties, you benefit from a more standardized look, but loose alot of functionality. Granted, we can take this function and just overload it, making it more user friendly. That seems to be a happy medium. And certainly C/C++ is up to this task, so why use a new language to do it?
Thursday Morning Pondering where to go next. Looks like I am going to brush up on my C++, as for large projects, as KDE has shown us, it is much more efficient and maintainable than just standard C. I am scrapping my efforts to learn GTK. May investigate QT, but not this week. Doing some heavy studying for directx programming right now.. may also look into libSDL. -Strath

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