Farewell to 'C'

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    Farewell to 'C'

    I've met the College requirements for 'C', therefore I'm going to only write 'C++' programs from now on. I might make a few mistakes when I try to answer some questions, because I am not used to OOP, however someone can correct me. As you all know, I have no ego.

    I have heard people, including teachers say that the STL is not used very much in business applications. I don't care, I'm still going to learn the STL because I have great references that I have pruchased, infact I have the best C++ books anyone can buy. I do feel however that a plan is in order to make sure that studying the C++ language and STL is a good choice. I've glossed over some C++ documents already, infact for the last month or so I've been looking over C++, albeit with many interruptions. I've discovered that OOP will definately make a programmers life much easier and infact richer. When the average programmer finally gets around to looking at VS.NET some months from now, he will notice that OOP plays a much larger part in programming than it ever has. I also believe that the next logical step is for the programmer to work with a managed language. For some people, this is a big step, but I think that it is safe to say that most programmers will end up going this route because it offers the programmer a chance to work with more complex and more powerful programs easier, and with less error. It is an exciting time to learn how to program. I would have liked to jump right into C# but the fact is that I can't do this for two reasons. First of all, I need some experience working with OOP, and the second reason is because there isn't all that much literature out there yet because VS.NET is still just a beta. I do have the SDK though. I have started reading pieces of it and noticed that this environment requires a great deal of knowledge in accessories to programming languages that extend the capabilities of the types of programs one can write.

    Anyways this is my farewell to 'C'. I might not ever use it again, but I did find that is was a very good first language and a perfect console langauge. Now I know that people will say that you can do anything in 'C' but I don't want to, not when higher level languages are designed for this.
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    What are programming classes like?
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    What are programming classes like?
    Programming classes are okay but they do not get into many details, just basics about classes, operator overloading, inheritance, etc. This is not the problem. In College you are on a schedule and you very often have to study things that you don't really want to. If I had a choice I would do nothing but program and learn the computer operating system. I have to study for a statistics course all night because I have an exam tommorow morning. Stuff like that makes it hard to dive into programming.
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    I'm kind of glad the courses just skim the top of C. It should be easier for me to understand fully what's going on.

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    >>I have no ego.

    must...contain...laughter....oh, who'm I kidding? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    *wipes a tear from his cheek*

    Ok, I'm all good now...

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    I have no ego.
    Yes this is a fact because I'm willing to ask questions and take criticism. I'm not one of those type that swoop in every 10 days and search for any way possible to criticize a persons code. Not only do those types have an ego but they also need to get a life. I'm not giving any names but if I ever see one of these people in the street I'll kick their ass.
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    I'm guessing you're thinking along the lines of our deceased (board-wise, that is) "sunny" (ouch! bad pun!) friend?

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    Not really. I was actually talking about you, j/k.
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    hey hey. let's not get into personal attacks here . You know I have nothing against you.

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    >I've met the College requirements for 'C', therefore I'm going to only write 'C++' programs from now on. <

    Witch_Craft you do relize that the entire windows API is in C. Even if you choose to use mfc, you will most lickly need to use the api at some point.
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    Forget C++, all the jobs are with Java.
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    relize that the entire windows API is in C.
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    WINAPI A black box you got to be joking. More like a opened toy box! This last post should be deleted!

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    >I've met the College requirements for 'C',

    Congratulations.
    these a minimal... and as Fool stated only skim the top...

    >therefore I'm going to only write 'C++' programs from now on.

    cool beans, but you'll fail... everything is built on in now days so you always be using it in truth(with the syntax,types,libs,ect...)

    >Anyways this is my farewell to 'C'. I might not ever use it again,

    you will its impossible to seperate from C++

    >Now I know that people will say that you can do anything in 'C'

    and their right...

    >not when higher level languages are designed for this.

    higher level usually comprimises speed

    i use a mix of C and C++ for a very nice blend of OOP and Speed works out real nice...

    if you have no C++/OOP exp especially C++ exp
    a warning C++ is a whole new ball game. trust me. Its way different than C. If you don't have an excellent teacher the hammering is gonna kill you, or you might be the kind of person that will adapt well...

    good luck...

    >This last post should be deleted!<

    Wan your response is quite unneccessary...and will be reported...

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    I won't have any problem with C++. It's easy as pie, and I also have the best compiler for the job, VS.NET. Fool didn't state what you say he did because he has not even started College. One again no-one you prove that you are a retard. Maybe you should change you name to no-nothing. Anyway, I have 5 free days and I'll read 'Accelerated C++' cover to cover. I read through a few chapters about two months ago but had some difficulty running the code in VC++6.

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