> > > > > > > how is the ra2 normals coming along? has anyone gone back to working on them since last time?
> > > > > > Apparently, the claims LtZack made, were nothing more then a hoax. On condition I don't have too much real work and that some people behave properly, i'll start on the RA2 normals again.
> > > > > ok, but Alon doesn't count coz he can't stop swearing.
> > > > Shit boner fuck cock motherfucker cunt ass bitch dildo donkey raper
> > > okaaaay I'd say we're pretty much fucked.
> errr i think the scripts only output text or files right?but about the speed of basic and java, nobody can give me a straight answer on this. i must say i'm tempted to move to java because the compiler is free and the source looks almost totally identical to C. but if i did that everyone would have to download the massive Java Runtime Environment thing which is the thing that is equivalent to Direct X i think. finding someone to help me with MSVC++ is getting ridiculous; everytime somebody fixes me up with some whizz programmer that they say can help me convert my program to work in windows, it turns out they know nothing about C++ and only about Java and Basic. so what do you think? should i move to java instead of C++? i never seen any java games though so i don't know if they can do what i need concerning hardware usage. if i make my program in java i can run it on different types of computers without changing the source code or even the exe, right?
Agreed, the JRE is big and a pain to install - just tell everyone to install Opera with Java first and it's installed - Opera installs JRE properly. Java is compiled into .class files - binary, platform-independant files. I've just had a course in Java, and I must say I'm not impressed by it's performance - especially String performance is very bad. Searching an array is faster than doing a position search inside a string.
Another things is that there are 'links' for Java with OpenGL I believe, but for a 3D application I'm not sure Java has enough performance to do it - I don't think so.
Performance-wise this is how I see languages:
So I think C++ is fastest, and I think it's a close call between compiled Visual Basic exe's and compiled Java. Note: there is a 'HotSpot' optimizer for Java, which greatly improves performance. Perhaps that'll make it faster than VB (EXE), or possibly even Delphi (nah, don't think so).