The reason I think I got brain damage from A5 isn't because there's anything wrong with A5 or because I'm overwhelmed by our multi-media reality (although I feel that way).
I was making a game with A4 and desperately trying to learn how to program in C.
I got quite far. Eventually I learnt what the difference between a 2D array and an array of pointers is for example, though I'm not sure what "pointers in C don't decay recursively" means. I made great strides with a game.
Then I was told that globals were evil so I spent three dull months reprogramming my game so it didn't use one global.
Then A5 came out. Porting my game was hard but I'm proud to say thanks to my rigour I exposed a bug in A5 which got sorted and evetually I got my game ported.
Then I stepped up my ambitions and made my game a sub-level of a bigger project, which is going very well e(if you ignore that it looks about as planned as London).....
In fact I feel I should apologise for saying A5 caused me brain damage. I lot of love and hard work went into it. Sorry about that.
I always wanted to run before I could walk and I was like that with game programming.
Nowadays I'm working on an interesting pong clone which is going okay...
Everytime I write a post on the internet now, my English is terrible before I correct it.
Too much typing.
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When I post the throughput on the servers comes to a halt. I don't post much normally - if I did the off-topic forum would see a migration to the others