Getting started with game programming - some newbie questions

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Najdorf Wrote:Jake my point was that even if a language has less features than another (hence the "book" is smaller) it does not mean its easier to use, quite the opposite. Assembly has very few commands still its certainly not easy to use. High level languages with more features tend to be easier.

I guess that's true. Heck, I had a Javascript bible that was HUGE, and that's just good ol' Javascript of all things. I guess what I was thinking was the difference between "The C Programming Language", by K&R, and Stroustrup's "The C++ Programming Language". To me, just the difference in the length of those two books is pretty telling of what's going on, and C++ by most accounts is *not* easier. To be honest with you, I've been learning C++ for like, what, 15 years? ... and I still don't know diddly. With C, I almost have the official spec memorized! Okay, I exaggerate a bit. Sneaky
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All righty, reading through "Learn C for Cocoa" right now, so far it's a bit similar to what I got used to in PHP.

I'm dreading pointers a little, from what I've heard about them, but otherwise, I think it won't be long until I can start dipping my toes in the Objective-C water.
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