AGK as a first language

Started by Pfaber11, June 10, 2022, 10:36:45

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Pfaber11

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Anyway the only Lua distro package I have seen that I want is paid for and £25. I think Lua will be around forever in one form or another. I will look to see how many jobs are out there for Lua and I think there will be a few. I have finished my latest game more or less and am hoping to have it out there very shortly.  This is so much better than the first version and I think I'm gonna replace it with this one which is way better in every respect. (Package Secured 1 and 2).
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Steve Elliott

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QuoteIs that the same as Dev/Hi soft?

@Pfaber11 You sound a bit like me in my early days of getting to grips with stuff!? :-\

What sort of programming are you actually trying todo?

Yes Hisoft produced some great compilers for the 8 and 16 bit computers.

I'm just re-collecting the computer languages I had back in the day, and seeing if they really did have some good syntax, or not. Everything is read off a screen these days so it's great to read a printed manual that came with a computer language, and to remember that nostalgia I have for them...Good memories.
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Baggey

QuoteI'm just re-collecting the computer languages I had back in the day
@Steve Elliott 
I remember Ys Mega Basic and ocean Laser Basic. Another one i used was McoderII which actaully turned your basic into fast machine code.

The only thing with it was the loading times and recovery to get running after a crash was a pain! We can now do this in an instant. 8)
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Pfaber11

You know compared to the basics of now I regard zx81 basic to be quite hard. It was a different beast back then and I knew very little. Back to modern times and now Basic can cut it with the best of them. AGK with a bit of practice can run quite fast on an average PC. I'm about to release my latest offering onto the web but I doubt many will download it but who knows it might go viral. 
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Steve Elliott

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QuoteYou know compared to the basics of now I regard zx81 basic to be quite hard. It was a different beast back then and I knew very little. Back to modern times and now Basic can cut it with the best of them.

A good language syntax is very important for clear readable code, but the coder has some responsibility too. Some code in C++ you see is near impossible to read because of those 2 things. Plus C++ gets bigger every 5 minutes ffs, not good for people trying to learn it. Some will say you don't need to use all of the features, but other people *will* use those features so it's something you will encounter when reading other people's code. BASIC on the other hand dropped the line numbers and just became much more structured (but is still simple to learn and read).
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Pfaber11

My first language I had a good stab at was BBC Basic and a sprite utility program I bought. Well the game was ok not very good but it worked. So the game engine has been around for quite a while in one form or another. I tried a few times to learn to program and always failed. I think the problem I had was no internet for support and I just didn't know how to learn it. Now my method is to think of a very simple game and make it. start to finish. And then make another simple game but introduce a new element. etc . Somebody said that he memorized the language but I really would not like to try that. Quite often if I have a few minutes to spere I will look through the command list just to keep it fresh. 
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