Downloading Chat program

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Author: muh PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:27 am    Post subject: Downloading Chat program
what should i make one of these in. i know VB6 and C++

Author: haydiesLocation: Hades PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 11:38 am    Post subject:
I'd go for Delphi my self, C is just nasty. You can't buffer over run a Delphi application. Not to mention the code is nicer and more readable and you wont spend half as much time screaming abuse at your compiler.

Oh, and there are funky objects that will make it real easy. I did it over night once.

As to VB, well, I think its a kiddies toy so I wouldn't bother to even think about it.

Author: muh PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 1:58 am    Post subject:
what is Delphi and where could i get it and learn it?

Author: haydiesLocation: Hades PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:21 pm    Post subject:
Delphi is a Pascal Based rad tool. There is a free one I think at

There is also a version for linux now called Kylix. You can cross compile from Delphi to Kylix, though you have to use only CLX libaries as the VCL is windows specific.

Author: muh PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 9:58 pm    Post subject:
isnt borland the people who make a C++ compiler? i bought that

Author: haydiesLocation: Hades PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 5:36 am    Post subject:
Yes, its called C++ builder now. Its a lot like Delphi gui wise and components work in both....same back end compiler as well.

Borland make some nice stuff.

Author: muh PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 3:52 pm    Post subject:
so i should make it in borland C++ thing

Author: haydiesLocation: Hades PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 10:13 am    Post subject:
I guess you could.... I don't like C my self though, art to it.

Delphi isn't C so its esier, but its just as powerfull. Depends if you want to have a type safe language or not, and if you at all worried about buffer over runs and such. They are a problem with mainly C applications. A Delphi application can't do that.

Author: TheKingsterLocation: UK PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 5:28 pm    Post subject:
What kind of chat program do you wish to make? a client to client chat or a multi user chat room?

You could do it very easily in vb, using winsock, very very easily in fact, and adapt it for multi user.

However VB lacks somewhat in front end design, you have to have skillz and imagination to produce a good GUI in vb.

Personally I can't see the point in creating something that has already been created a thousand times, if you've got the time to code your better off exploring new avenues and thinking up new ideas.

Good luck. Any help needed if you choose VB stick a new posting in here and Ill do all I can to assist.

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