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    Question Understanding variables in C.

    Hi, I'm completely new to the world of programming, and I like to do a lot of C style syntax language, and I want know what most of these variables mean.
    here's an example of some code:

    Code:
    Function_Counter
    
        if ( ( GetAttackCommandId == 25 ) && ( GetAttackId == 103 ) ) {
    
            return
    
        }
    
        if ( #( SV_FunctionEnemy[HP] <$ 50000L ) ) {
    
            if ( ( ( !VAR_GlobUInt8_43 ) && ( GetAttackCommandId != 1 ) ) && ( GetAttackCommandId != 14 ) ) {
    
                set #( SV_Target = GetAttacker )
    
                if ( #( NotMatching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT_A], 4355) & SV_Target ) ) {
    
                    set VAR_GlobUInt8_43 = 1
    
                    Attack( 14 )
    
                    return
    
                }
    
            }
    
        }
    
        if ( #( SV_FunctionEnemy[HP] <$ 40000L ) ) {
    
            if ( ( ( !VAR_GlobUInt8_44 ) && ( GetAttackCommandId != 1 ) ) && ( GetAttackCommandId != 14 ) ) {
    
                set #( SV_Target = GetAttacker )
    
                if ( #( NotMatching(SV_PlayerTeam[STATUS_CURRENT_A], 4355) & SV_Target ) ) {
    
                    set VAR_GlobUInt8_44 = 1
    
                    Attack( 14 )
    
                    return
    
                }
    
            }
    
        }
    
        set VAR_GlobUInt16_41 = ( FirstOf(SV_FunctionEnemy[HP]) / 10000 )
    
        if ( GetRandom % ( VAR_GlobUInt16_41 + 1 ) ) {
    
            return
    
        }
    
        set #( SV_Target = SV_FunctionEnemy )
    
        Attack( 9 )
    
        return


    I want to know what the symbols & and % also mean and what they symbolize, point to, etc.
    any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Understanding variables in C.

    What language is this - as it isn't c?
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    Re: Understanding variables in C.

    It's C+

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    Re: Understanding variables in C.

    c+ has nothing really to do with c (or c++). Its a variant of ABCL based upon c rather than Lisp. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor-...rrent_Language

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    Re: Understanding variables in C.

    Although interesting, the C+ language doesn't seem to be very much in use today. As first language I suggest you go for something more current. And when you have decided on one, you really need to use some introductory text to learn the basics. Forums are not well suited for questions that require a whole lecture as answer.

    Note that variable names are not part of programming languages. They are invented by programmers during programming. So to "understand" variables one must ask the programmer or guess his/her intentions. Reserved keywords on the other hand are part of languages (and may therefore not be used as variable names since that would be confusing).

    Here's a site that ranks languages after "popularity",

    https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/

    To select a first language I would have a close look at Java, C++ and C#. Then I would check out Python, Swift and Go. All are general purpose languages but still differ in character. Some are (more or less) affiliated with a specific company but that shouldn't matter much unless you are especially interested in a certain company.
    Last edited by wolle; May 19th, 2017 at 02:46 AM.

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