I quote Josh: > Josh quotes me: > >Agreed. This is one reason I have been hesitant to send in code for use in > >other people's MUDs (including spell/skill requests we have seen on this > >mailing list). Having a set of code like CircleMUD and a set of UNIX man > >pages is enough to teach you how to program in C. First you learn to "mod", > >by taking code that does similar things to what you want, and copying it. > >Eventually you learn to code. > > Heh. Not really learning to write in C then are you. If you don't take > courses, where you can learn to solve certain problems, and find new ways > to get through common ones, your code is going to be long, garbled and > idiotic. Unless your a prodigy, yer not going to be programming at any > saleable level. Then I would say we learn in different ways. I learned to write C code by running a BBS while in high school. Like CircleMUD, the code I worked on displayed templates for handling issues such as structure, database management, file handling, and some network/asyncronous connection techniques that usually aren't taught in C classes. Besides, you don't need C to learn how to solve problems... -Jeff PS - I think the only person who would call me a prodigy would be my mom, but my code is sellable... and I don't think any C course has had anything to do with it... exploration into why code works is the key to better programming.
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