Here is my biased opinion:I want biased opinions!
It hurts. It will hurt A LOT.it never hurts to learn C
Lean BASIC. It's a fantastic language to learn. Easy to write, easy to debug. Pretty graphics and some dialects even have sounds.bltsandwich1 wrote:I am going to have a hefty (3 hours round trip) commute every day to Chicago this summer, and I know that I want to spend my time working on learning a language, and while I know some basic python, I know that it has some limitations, so I wanted opinions on the best/most useful language to learn.
I was thinking C or C++ or maybe really learning Python, but I'm not set on anything.
I want biased opinions!
Go wash your mouth out you dinosaurLean BASIC. It's a fantastic language to learn. Easy to write, easy to debug. Pretty graphics and some dialects even have sounds.
You might find that using SDL from C is not much faster on the Pi, unless you know some tricks. My BASIC (there's that word again uses SDL for everything and it's reasonably fast, but I've also done some native SDL stuff from C - the main issue on the Pi with SDL is lack of a hardware 'blit' engine for updating the physical screen from the memoty image.toxibunny wrote:I've spent the last year doing online python courses and now I'm wishing I'd spent my time doing C/C++ instead. Maybe the grass is just greener, but I'm looking at it thinking 'this doesn't look *too* much harder - and it's supposed to be *loads* faster, dammit!'
I'm having to look at C nowadays because I'm doing stuff with Arduino, you see... Also, pygame performance on the Raspi was less than stellar.
mm - I would say that its just youI do not know if its just me,..., with python you would need the Internet as well.
Thanks, I am working on adding more functions, theres also a pi linux ver and riscos ver that will be released, i am also working on a interpreter so you can down load file to the pi though uart and run them like a arduino.toxibunny wrote:How's DexBASIC coming along, by the way? It looks cool, but last time I checked, it didn't have loops, variables or maths functions...
some of what you want added have been add to by a DexOS forum member called "timfv", i have not had chance to fully test them yet, but your welcome to try, they are available here:
I tend to agree with that, I always try to help with some details, and if I don't know I don't answeroldsalt wrote:Hi,
Big issue with me, people that, rather than take the time to point a person to an answer, reply, with try google or google is your friend.
Bit of a rant last paragraph
All the best