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by arenth
Mar 03, 2009 18:58
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Well what about optimizations ?
Replies: 40
Views: 7252

Richard, the problem isn't necessarily that a C emitter, or a GCC compatible frontend won't generate a signifigant speed increase, it most likely will generate a noticeable speed increase. Sure while its true it wont generate a factor of two like say a new faster processor, it wont cost (me) any mon...
by arenth
Mar 03, 2009 4:30
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: I need help with SDL for a RPG Game
Replies: 12
Views: 4234

SDL actually has two ways to collect information about the mouse, there is the mousemotion/mousebuttondown/mousebutton up events, and those will only be triggered whenever any of those actions actually occur. MouseMotionEvent MouseButtonEvent The second is GetMouseState It takes the pointers of two ...
by arenth
Mar 03, 2009 4:21
Forum: Projects
Topic: Network multiplayer Tic Tac Toe in FB
Replies: 12
Views: 7092

Well just let me know if you need help understanding any of it, if I recall correctly the state management was somewhat poor.
by arenth
Mar 02, 2009 23:54
Forum: Projects
Topic: Network multiplayer Tic Tac Toe in FB
Replies: 12
Views: 7092

Turns out I do, you're lucky I didn't empty my recycle bin...

Link
by arenth
Mar 02, 2009 23:50
Forum: Projects
Topic: Network multiplayer Tic Tac Toe in FB
Replies: 12
Views: 7092

Not sure if i have the original still, I'll search for it and post.
by arenth
Mar 02, 2009 23:46
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: I need help with SDL for a RPG Game
Replies: 12
Views: 4234

Ok not to be controversial or anything but telling him what to use rather then helping him use what he wants is very elitist, and pointless. That said: Endevor what you're going to need to do is load up your background, load up your sprite, and on each frame blit your background in one place, and yo...
by arenth
Oct 18, 2008 18:51
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to interact with video memory in FB?
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Under windows and linux use scrptr to get a pointer to the current screens buffer, its about as close to actual video memory as you'll get on windows/linux.
by arenth
Sep 03, 2008 15:53
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Chrome is fast!
Replies: 26
Views: 4596

Yeah I've not really noticed much of a speed increase in terms of day to day browsing, but I have noticed that any page that makes heavy use of javascript is astoundingly fast. Easily 50%+ faster then in opera.

http://www.nihilogic.dk/labs/wolf/ <-- this for example
by arenth
Sep 01, 2008 1:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Mumbling about RAD
Replies: 26
Views: 5950

I think the issue is mostly demand. No one is really needing a ui, so no one is really making one. There have been a few projects in the past that looked really promising, but no one really showed them any support so they sort of died off/disappeared.
by arenth
Aug 29, 2008 20:24
Forum: Documentation
Topic: FreeBASIC Dialect / Version Comparison
Replies: 13
Views: 8298

Yeah this was an excellent bit of info, because of this I found out that fb supports consts qualifiers for funciton parameters.
by arenth
Aug 27, 2008 14:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: GIRLS WANTED!
Replies: 55
Views: 9316

Doesn't it seem like this topic sends the wrong message across? If we are truly trying to accept female programmers as programmers, then why this calling out of sorts? I mean who knows we could have female programmers already, with some non-descript name. Then why call them out to be like "ooo you a...
by arenth
Aug 18, 2008 1:44
Forum: Beginners
Topic: why is it always c or cpp
Replies: 26
Views: 4629

Bah. The point was never my personal comparisons, I don't care that the most common freely available implementation of C is faster than FB, I still use FB. The point was that most people who do in fact worry about such comparisons are usually ill informed, and that essentially it was a domain specif...
by arenth
Aug 17, 2008 2:15
Forum: Beginners
Topic: why is it always c or cpp
Replies: 26
Views: 4629

@marcov You are argueing a completely semantic point simply to fight an arguement that really isn't there. Yes when I say C I mean gcc, and thats because 90%(exaggeration and in no way represents a real number) of the world that still uses C uses gcc. Sure there is a tiny collection of C interpreter...
by arenth
Aug 14, 2008 21:33
Forum: Beginners
Topic: why is it always c or cpp
Replies: 26
Views: 4629

... For example comparing FB and gcc. C is faster. (Optimizing compiler) I think you should differentiate between "optimizes better in this and this situation because of historic bagage", and "this language is faster than that because average use needs less helpers". ... Actually it remains a valid...
by arenth
Aug 13, 2008 20:21
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Did FreeBasic is stagnating / dying?
Replies: 42
Views: 12642

Of course there are no ground breaking changes anymore. Drastic changes to any complex project are on a downward curve. You can't expect it to always be making drastic alterations, and updates, or it would be in a continuous state of flux, making it almost unuseable.

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