* Posts by CodeBlaster

15 posts • joined 26 Jun 2014

What's all the C Plus Fuss? Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++

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C++ vs C

Coming from an assembly language background (6502 and 68000) back in the day, I decided that it was time to learn how to code in C/C++. This was back in the early 90s - I was a games programmer and the move from the Amiga to the PC meant that I had to learn how to code in this "new" high level language. Having bought a number of C++ books, it was an uphill struggle and I decided to just learn C, giving myself the option to learn C++ if I needed it in the future. I taught myself C in 2 weeks using an excellent disk/book set called "Master C". To prove to myself that I had learnt it, I wrote a crappy PC version of Galaga with assembly language for the graphics and everything else in C. No problem, it took me 3 days. I've never needed C++! I was involved in one other (PC) game back in the 90s and then got out the industry but I've written numerous complex apps in C and never felt the need for C++. In my opinion it is too much for a beginner or maybe I just wasn't intelligent enough to pick it up easily. I long for the heady days of assembly language coding - software seemed to work better back then...

Microsoft to rebuild Redmond campus, including cricket pitch

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Campus name #2

They could install a big slide and call it the Shellter Skelter...

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Campus name

What about "The Shellter"?

Make America, wait, what again? US Army may need foreign weapons to keep up

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Marvellous

Where's Tony Stark when you need him?

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Janet Jackson signs up for 5 sets, due to Intel solving the mammary leakage issue.

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The teat you can use between meals without ruining your brappetite

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Intel hopes there won’t be any latent mammary problems with its latest creation

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One of Intel’s titular bust-ups

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BREAKING NEWS! Intel goes bust!

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Intel redubbed to Titzilla

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Intel made everyone titter

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Time for a game of Bra-ttle Chips

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And the booby prize goes to...

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For the more adventurous amongst you, this button enables "Madonna" mode...

Boffins untangle why your software builds fail

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High level language hell

If the world would only go back to using assembly language, all of your build woes (dependency issues, wrong "types", errors because Visual Studio can't compile correctly, etc, etc, etc) would disappear overnight. We'd get tighter, faster code and you could probably get a full operating system and apps running beautifully on a single core 50MHz CPU instead of having all the increasingly bloated crap that spews out of high level language compilers these days. You know, the type that requires quad core 3GHz to run effectively...

That's it, I'm gonna get off my soapbox now. Personally, I blame Bill for most of this nonsense.

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