Mail Archives: djgpp/1998/01/24/16:23:18

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 13:19:42 -0800 (PST)
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To: Pixnaps AT netaccess DOT co DOT nz, djgpp AT delorie DOT com
From: Nate Eldredge <eldredge AT ap DOT net>
Subject: Re: algorithms ??

At 04:15  1/24/1998 +0000, Richard Chappell wrote:
>What is an algorithm ???
It's a clearly defined method for doing something. For instance, bubblesort
is a sorting algorithm.
>Also, what is a CGI script?
Here I'm not totally sure either, but I believe it is a program which one
interfaces to a WWW server in order to have it do things not possible in
basic HTML.
>And I don't really get how to use sprites and datafiles (and most 
>other things apart from the most basic stuff !) in Allegro.
I don't use Allegro much, but the basics are these:
Sprites are various shapes that you want to be drawn over a background and
probably moved around. For instance, in Command and Conquer, all the units
are sprites.
Datafiles are used to store data like graphics, sounds, etc in a file and
load them at run time.
I think there is an Allegro tutorial somewhere which explains all this.
Anyone know just where?

Nate Eldredge
eldredge AT ap DOT net

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