Monday, April 26, 2004

Over the weekend I took a quick look at Get in the Game! by Marc Mencher. I don’t actually work in the game industry and don’t have a good way to evaluate the material. However, one thing stuck out (Chapter 2, pages 16–17):

Here’s an example of C code:

Printf("("Hello World" " \n);

Here’s an example of C++ code:

Ship.GetX(*ship);
Cout>> ""The stuff we want is over here";";

Here’s an example of Visual Basic code:

Public Sub Main()
   Send CGI_CONTENT_TYPE_TEXT_HTML
   Send vbCrLf
   Send "Hello World!"
End Sub

Here’s an example of Java code:

System.out.println("("Why is this Java code");");

If you know these programming languages, you’re probably laughing right now. Fortunately this isn’t a book that attempts to teach programming.

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