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Re: best program to learn C++?
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2008, 08:18:51 AM »
Now, I haven't bashed you, (back at your mom, smartass)but I think the fact that you are offended by a name, or by my opinion, without any sustained argumentation, only expletives, pretty much proves a point.
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Re: best program to learn C++?
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2008, 12:30:38 AM »
C++ an obsolete and unreliable language.

Obsolete is a function of what you are doing. If you need a fast OO language you aren't going to beat C++ unless you write OO code in C, and even then you don't have all the flexibility that comes with OO such as virtual functions inheritance and operator overloading, you have to develop it your self. So yes I'd say for some widget on some desktop, or a client type program, Java and C# are pretty good. But for performance oriented application software, C++ is king.

As for Unreliable, How so? Java and C# run on virtual machine that must run on a OS. On top of that this virtual machine must also manage the memory of each program that is running. That's one more level of complexity, and that's supposed to be as reliable as pre-compiled code?

Java and C# are easier to use, not more reliable.


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Re: best program to learn C++?
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2008, 08:26:27 PM »
Personally I suggest getting a book from Deitel. I have always found their books to be very helpful and they are what i used to learn c/c++. you can get their c++ book for like ~$3 at http://product.half.ebay.com/C-How-to-Program_W0QQprZ2326681QQtgZinfo. I don't own their c++ book, but their old c version from the late ninties, but i'm sure it's still well written. On another note, half.com is a goldmine as far as cheap books go.

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Re: best program to learn C++?
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2008, 06:36:38 PM »
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C++ an obsolete and unreliable language
Complete rubbish. No language is 'unreliable' - 'only programmers'.

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Java and C# are easier to use, not more reliable.
Agree entirely. And would add that they are easier because they are more 'forgiving' - ie help to make up for your mistakes.
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Re: best program to learn C++?
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2008, 07:26:15 PM »
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Complete rubbish. No language is 'unreliable' - 'only programmers'.
the program is only as smart as the programmer
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Re: best program to learn C++?
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2008, 08:39:50 AM »
Just be aware people that I will suspend those who flame. Don't let me see this again . . .


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