View Full Version : Who uses Glut Glaux SDL etc? Just out of interest

11-13-2001, 04:12 AM
I would be interested to know how many people out there use these types of libraries, as opposed to 'raw' C/C++, Delphi, VB or whatever to code their apps.

Personally, I find Glut, for example, more confusing than it's worth. But I can imagine that for a complete beginner it does have some merits.

11-13-2001, 04:46 AM
I sometimes use GLUT within my raw C++ code. If I don't use GLUT, I use the Win32 API witing my raw C++ code. Or what do you mean by 'raw'?

GLUT is wonderful for test/demontration application, since you can get a program up and running within a minute.

11-13-2001, 04:54 AM
'raw' as in no extra 'helper' libraries ...

11-14-2001, 02:36 AM
GLUT is so good to create fast and easy all window class suport. You donīt need to use WIn 32 API, because GLUT optimize this task for you.

11-14-2001, 02:51 AM
With the Win32 API you have so much more control over your application. In GLUT, you don't have that much control over whats going on when creating/managing/destroying a window, for example.