[LAU] OT: C or C++?

Charles Henry czhenry at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 22:07:50 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM, Gabriel M. Beddingfield <gabrbedd at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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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