[SDL] Documentation

Bob Pendleton bob at pendleton.com
Mon Jan 24 09:58:58 PST 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 17:12 +0100, Stephane Marchesin wrote:
> Bob Pendleton wrote:
> >
> >Jakob, please don't take any what I am about to say personally. It wound
> >up as a reply to your posting because your message made me realize why
> >several recent postings have been so irritating and is not directed at
> >you at all.
> >
> >I think the original posting showed a lack of understanding of the
> >difference between a community supported project and a commercial
> >product. If you buy a product and get bad documentation then you have a
> >right to complain and demand that the documentation be corrected. OTOH,
> >in a community supported project if you don't like the documentation,
> >then it is up to you to correct the problem, or go somewhere else. 
> >
> Bob, you outlined the difference between a communty supported project 
> and a commercial product, I'd like to outline another difference : the 
> difference between learning game programming and learning the SDL API.
> If you want to learn the SDL API or discuss SDL bugs or SDL 
> improvements, this list is the right place.
> OTOH, if you want to learn game programming in general (the original 
> poster mentions writing a 2D engine) then what you're looking for is not 
> really SDL specific, and other places on the net are more appropriate. 
> You have more chances of getting a relevant answer if you ask at the 
> right place, right ? So for the original poster :

You are absolutely right. I missed that point.

> http://gameprogrammer.com/

Thanks for plugging my list. His questions would be welcome, and get
answered, on that list.

		Bob Pendleton

> http://www.gamedev.net/
> http://gamasutra.com/
> http://cone3d.gamedev.net/cgi-bin/index.pl
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/opengl-gamedev-l/
> At these places, you'll probably find a game programming community which 
> will be more interested in discussing things such as "how to do a 2D 
> engine" or "pixel shaders".
> Stephane
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