[LAU] OT: C or C++?
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Wed Oct 13 22:07:50 UTC 2010
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM, Gabriel M. Beddingfield <gabrbedd at gmail.com
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2010, 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++?
> C is easy to learn and it's possible to master it very quickly. Many
> languages (esp. C++) have been based on its ideas and syntax. I recommend
> starting there. Good books will have titles like "C for Dummies" or "Learn
> C in 21 days."
I might also add that one very useful resource on linux is the GNU libc
manual. For some types of projects, you won't need anything more than this:
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