[LAU] OT: C or C++?
robin at gareus.org
Wed Oct 13 22:32:47 UTC 2010
On 10/14/10 00:11, Folderol wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:03:19 +0200
> fons at kokkinizita.net wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 03:42:46PM -0500, Josh Lawrence wrote:
>>> Sparing you a lot of useless back story here, but for fun a for
>>> personal amusement (NOT for serious work), I'd like to start learning
>>> a programming language. If I'm gonna learn one, I might as well learn
>>> something that gets a lot of use in the open-source world. So which
>>> one to choose? C or C++?
>> First learn C. Make sure you go to the bottom of it.
>> Then learn C++, and select what's useful for you and what isn't.
I concur. Start with C.
a rule of thumb: for GUIs and complex structures: C++ ;for algorithms: C
Apart from some book, the 'manpages-dev' package (section 3 manual
pages) come in really handy. eg `man 3 printf` gives you a full overview
and even example code.
After you grasped some basics, reading other PPL's code is something
that helps a lot.
I've started some small off-list online tutoring; walking through
JACKd's simple_client.c and Fons's jnoise source with Philipp
Ueberbacher recently and can post our conversation if you're interested.
> Glad to know I made the right decision!
> // Still prevaricating with pointers and struggling with structures :(
I recently recommended this one to Philipp:
It's an nice read and I especially like the first sentence:
"There's a lot of nice, tidy code you can write without knowing about
pointers. But once you learn to use the power of pointers, you can never
More information about the Linux-audio-user