How do I get started in Addon programming?
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01-16-11, 04:35 AM
A Flamescale Wyrmkin
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Try to get used to program everything in lua from the start. I think it's much better then using XML in the long run.
Also do not start with libraries. I almost want to pull my hair out when I see totally trivial addon using ton of libraries.
another reason to avoid libraries when just learning how things are working is that libraries often obfuscate how things are working by hooking base functions or mimicking widget classes. since lua is effectively typeless, there aren't any declarations to let you know that "myGUIFrame" is a wow api frame vs an ace widget or some other possible entity.
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