|Can you explain it to me? Because to me it sounds like "I liked X until Y came along" which implies that X and Y are for the same purpose, but Y is preferred;|
It can mean that. Or it might just mean what it actually says... that he liked X until Y came along. X doesn't necessarily have to have anything to do with Y... the appearance of Y might have just adjusted his mindset toward unrelated things. Or the appearance of Y might have been completely unrelated and he only mentioned it as a reference point in time.
"I liked scarey movies until I met my girlfriend" makes perfect sense. Maybe having this girlfriend changed his perspective. Or maybe his girlfriend didn't like scarey movies and so he grew out of them. Or maybe his girlfriend was TOO into scarey movies and it turned him off to them. Or maybe it's one of a million other possible explanations.
|but that doesn't make sense, because OpenGL isn't usually used for 2D rendering and SDL (alone) isn't usually used for 3D rendering. |
Even if it meant what you thought it meant.... it makes perfect sense. And yes, OpenGL is frequently used for 2D rendering. I've used it for 2D rendering on more than one occasion. I've even used it to render a single textured quad where each texel was generated dynamically every frame... no translations... no 3D effects... no nothing... just a canvas for pixel plotting.
There's a whole thing called "orthogonal projection". It's used to create a rendering environment which lacks depth perspective (ie: 2D rendering). GLU even has a series of functions to build orthogonal matrixes. They probably wouldn't have done that if 2D rendering was as rare as you seem to think.
If you guys are going to be some kind of amateur literary analyst, don't get upset at the author when you analyzed their writings incorrectly. There's a full page in this thread now of people giving Lumpkin shit because they read stuff into his post that he didn't write.
You guys are putting words in his mouth and then ganging up on him because you don't like the words you gave him.
It's getting compounded by gang mentality. A few people decided they don't like Lumpkin and now other people are jumping on board. It's bully culture. I'm very disguisted by it. This is like the 3rd thread I've seen deteriorate into this... and in none of them did I see Lumpkin do anything even slightly wrong.
My advise to Lumpkin
: This situation sucks, and isn't your fault... but all the same I would stay out of the lounge for a while. Give these jerks time to cool off. If it's any consolation I think I'm going to stay out of the lounge for a while as well.
My advise to everyone else
: Chill the fuck out. This is embarrassing.