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Re: How does Arcen code its games? (Architecture wise)
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2012, 12:27:44 PM »
Yep -- and even in the case of large battles in AI War, doing that in ASM would not be a help.  That's as much data-bound as it is CPU-bound.  It's "CPU bound when doing calculations on massive amounts of data," not one algorithm that is so intensive on a small amount of data.  There's a big difference there in terms of what approaches are then valid.
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Re: How does Arcen code its games? (Architecture wise)
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012, 10:39:03 AM »
C# wasn't Microsoft's idea, they just had the first mainstream implementation.  The version of C# we use is actually Mono, which is open source and as portable and free as you can possibly get.
I didn't actually know that C# wasn't Microsofts idea, seeing as how it was so tied into .NET. Though I did ofc know about Mono. I've used Mono a couple of times to get .NET stuff running on my Linux boxes.

Java isn't as baby steps as you can get, either: there's always Ruby or Javascript or Python. ;)  Not that those languages can't be incredibly useful and powerful, but they are generally simpler and less verbose than Java.
I was never a fan of Javascript, mostly due to how much webpages gets messed up by poorly written Javescript :P.
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Re: How does Arcen code its games? (Architecture wise)
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2012, 10:44:07 AM »
According to wikipedia it was Microsoft's idea, but I don't think that's quite accurate.

This guy basically thought of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Hejlsberg

And he brought a lot of his notes to MS and the first working implementation was made there.  And then later an EMCA standard was released for it.
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Re: How does Arcen code its games? (Architecture wise)
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2012, 05:57:33 PM »
All this time I figured C# was tied to Microsoft, as well. I'm glad to see Mono is so effective.

Egads! Javascript. That was the first language I learned to write code in, and it was like shooting myself in the foot. I had to unlearn so many strange concepts I had about programming when I stepped into C++. And from there I went into Python, and then Java, so I didn't do anything in the right order at all. Python remains my favorite to use.

On that note, here's a fun thing poking fun at languages, primarily Javascript. https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/wat/

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Re: How does Arcen code its games? (Architecture wise)
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2012, 06:52:39 PM »
On that note, here's a fun thing poking fun at languages, primarily Javascript. https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/wat/

That is made of awesome. :)
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Re: How does Arcen code its games? (Architecture wise)
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2012, 08:53:18 PM »
On that note, here's a fun thing poking fun at languages, primarily Javascript. https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/wat/

I nearly choked I laughed so hard at that. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: How does Arcen code its games? (Architecture wise)
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2012, 08:59:05 PM »
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