Quote:>I am just about to start learning to program my Amiga. I am not a
>complete programming beginner, as I have learned Fortran (yuk) as part of my
Hey! I wrote a MUD in Fortran... It's amazing what you can do when
you're bored stiff!
>course. I am looking at a number of alternatives... I would appreciate
>I have an A4000/030 with 6 Meg RAM.
>Are there any programming tutorials on aminet? For which languages?
>Is gcc any good? Would it be usable with 6 meg RAM? Is it any use for
>amiga-specific stuff? What about AmigaE?
GCC is ok, but it's C which is a bit of a handicap... :) C isn't all
that much cop for games (although DOOM was written in C, but it's *so
who cares?) really, but it's ideal for app writing...
Quote:>Commercial stuff: is Blitz Basic 2 any good? What about Hisoft Basic 2?
>I would ultimately like to write a game, would it be better to stick to
>something like Blitz, or go for a more generally useful language?
Well, if you want ease of use combined with power and flexibility, go with
Blitz 2 - it's great for games (although not as good as assembler, but
that's a * to learn) and it's not half bad for other stuff, as it
supports Intuition nicely. If, however, you have a lot of time on your
hands, try assembly - the end results will be nicer, but it'll take
longer to learn.
>Thank you for your time,
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