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    Programming Thesaurus

    Is there one?

    I mean alot of you know that the main thing to learning any language is just learning the syntax, everything else depends on you own manipulation of it.
    So is there any book that just gives you a short run down on like all the "phrases in languages"? Like scanf, read, etc, etc.

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    Phrases? Are you talking about a function list?

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    Yes....scanf is quite a common programming term. I see it used quite frequently in assembler and Fortran.

    The main thing to learning a language may be learning the syntax, but the main thing to program is not worrying about a specific language and figure out how to solve the problem at hand.
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    yeah that too. and like lists of different basic functions in different languages. Of course a book like that would be of no use at all to total beginners.
    For ex, how to read in data in laguages like Basic, C, Pascal, etc...
    Sort of like comparisons between them.

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    Originally posted by Lurker
    Yes....scanf is quite a common programming term. I see it used quite frequently in assembler and Fortran.

    The main thing to learning a language may be learning the syntax, but the main thing to program is not worrying about a specific language and figure out how to solve the problem at hand.
    Yeah that's my point. You can know how to solve the problem with your logic. But it might be good to have a sort of handbook, say, to convert your logic easily into (almost any) computer language.

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    I don't know of any books that provide solutions to problems in several languages. Who knows, one probably exists.

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    The point is to solve a problem first. Once you know HOW to solve a problem, you can translate it into whatever language you want. Which includes C++, Fortran, Assembler, Spanish, German, whatever. The point is the solution, not how to code it.
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    Originally posted by Lurker
    Once you know HOW to solve a problem, you can translate it into whatever language you want. Which includes C++, Fortran, Assembler, Spanish, German, whatever.
    Indeed so, but he's looking for an English to C++ dictionary so to speak. www.cppreference.com and www.cplusplus.com have some about it, but I'm not sure if any has a complete reference.
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