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Old July 4, 2010, 01:38   #8
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I'd say no to that, as I'd rather not see Angband get embroiled in Microsoft software patent disputes.

Java might be nice, especially in view of Android being based on it... However Java for desktops is slooooowwww. Oh sure, the actual code may run faster than compiled C, but the JVM is seriously huge. It is absolute overkill for a text based game.

And languages like Python, while they may be cross-platform, are not really cross-platform enough for many Windows users.

That being said, I can think of very good reasons to switch to something other than C. Especially for anyone writing a multiplayer network version. *cough*bufferoverflow*cough*
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