VB or C++?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Alriightyman, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Overlord

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    I found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNUStep a much more helpful read, actually.

    So the GNU people have actually made this proprietary framework cross platform? Good, I guess. I still would prefer something like QT or one of the Python GUI kits like wxPython as a framework, but eh, each to their own.
     
  2. Rainer

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    Actually, it's the otherway around. Cocoa came after GNUStep.
     
  3. Overlord

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    I hope they developed it themselves and didn't just nick GNU code (last I checked only bits of Darwin were OSS).

    That said - eh. I'm still not that interested in it as a platform =P
     
  4. Puto

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    GNUstep isn't used a lot in the real world though.
     
  5. Pablo

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    Hehe... I actually started out with Pascal in Middle School then experimented a bit with MS Basic - it's very simple, too simple and once you get to the point where you want to do more powerful stuff you're kinda stuck.

    Later then I moved on to c++ and then c and a bit of c#. Now I'm moving towards obj-c!

    I would definitely start with c/c++ too as it gives you the foundation and fundamentals for your future programming skills and needs - unlike VB unless you want to do Word-Macro(virii) programming :D

    Indeed Obj-C is used a lot on the Mac platform, but it's extensions are rather simple, yet syntactically powerful and quick to learn once you know C/C++

    Framework wise there are Cocoa and GNUStep. Can't say anything about GNUStep, but Cocoa is a really nice framework to program with.

    C# and the .NET framework are bigger than Obj-C and Cocoa but IMHO they are a huge mess and personally I hate dealing with them.

    C/C++ also give you the advantage that it is syntactically very similar to a lot of languages and you'll find it easy to learn new ones really quick. I'd say it took me about a year to initially learn C++ and understand most of it's concepts. C's pragmatics can sometimes be a bitch but once you know them...


    So yeah! Stick with C/C++ and forget VB