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    Do you prefer high-level programming or event-driven programming? (PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY!!!!!!)


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    Explain the difference.
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    Have no idea what you're asking. Higher-order languages are often event driven or can be, but I'm not sure that's what you mean. It would also be helpful to know why you're asking for our opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Explain the difference.
    Yeah, I don't understand. To be honest my question is more of a personal opinion question and it would be really helpful if you could say which one and then explain why, so whether it is more efficient or easier to learn or use, or do different things etc.
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    I have to do some independent research for a computing controlled assessment using forums etc. Its all about which one is more effective, so the advantages and disadvantages of each one. The high-level programming languages are more like python C++ and java, whereas event-driven programs are those that wait for a user input until they will respond, so things like games that wait for a user to do something until they complete the next piece of code.

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    Many modern languages include both features.
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    There are pros and cons to both of these. A suitable response would be use the right
    structure for the right job. Event driven would consist of using controls (such as a GUI) which
    react to actions from the user (was a button clicked) - when this action occurs it will trigger an event.

    You can use both things for many different projects. If you really want to break it down further, then
    you have to look at "which technique is norm for A and which is for B". And even then, both of these
    answers would have pros and cons and different responses by different people all coming from different
    levels of experience from each fraction.

    Would Nintendo write Super Mario in a event driven language? Yes - they probably would - but the underlying
    code base would be scripting language to handle game events handled by a game engine - and a higher level
    language to create or allocate memory (C++).

    Technology moves so quickly it is always difficult to fully understand both sides of an argument of which brand to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comp10-41 View Post
    Yeah, I don't understand. To be honest my question is more of a personal opinion question and it would be really helpful if you could say which one and then explain why, so whether it is more efficient or easier to learn or use, or do different things etc.
    Which is your favorite tool: connecting different parts of wood, or painting? Explain what each one is and why you prefer that tool.

    In other words, your question isn't really valid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Comp10-41 View Post
    The high-level programming languages are more like python C++ and java, whereas event-driven programs are those that wait for a user input until they will respond, so things like games that wait for a user to do something until they complete the next piece of code.
    You can write games in python, c++, or Java. Your dichotomy here doesn't really make sense.

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    Would Nintendo write Super Mario in a event driven language? Yes - they probably would
    The original Super Mario was written in assembly language.
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    The original Super Mario was written in assembly language.
    Indeed it was - I was sort of talking about the Wii U versions but yes it well designed and to be honest
    considering the tiny amount of processing power the original NES console had - what they produced was
    nothing short of genius

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ada Lovelace View Post
    I was sort of talking about the Wii U versions
    The Wii U, just like most post-16-bit consoles, probably uses C or C++.

    My point is that this is irrelevant, as the OP's question sets up a false dichotomy: some languages are high-level (whatever that means) and event-driven. Some are low-level and event driven. Some are both. Some are neither. In fact, it can have more to do with the algorithms you use than it does the language you're using. The OP's question isn't really valid.
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