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    Just felt like posting this. True Story.
    I heard this kid talking in school about him making this internet program thing...how it takes like files off the internet the filters them and such. Well, I was interested, but a little skeptical cuz i'd never heard of him programming anything at all, especially intermediate/advanced stuff...
    so i asked him what language he wrote it in...he said....here's the dumb part, "C+"

    -_-' However, last friday, he told me he was lying...even though I figured that. You can't program in a language you don't know what the name is. Unless of course it has no name, but that is a rare case...

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    A lot of programming is just, pardon my french,a ........ing contest between between dorks to determine who is the most 'elite'. You find that even in the work place to an extent, but it's mostly between amateurs.

    I remember in school I had coded a very elaborate space program, in 3D, from scratch using the concepts I was familiar with at the time (a lot of 3D math, windows, Direct3D, etc), while a friend downloaded an online project and augmented parts of someone else's code. We were showing freshmen parts of our IT program at school, I showed off my project, my friend showed off the project he claimed to belong to him, and he got all of the attention for something that wasn't even his work. The kick came from the fact that he didn't even understand most of the concepts I had implemented in my own code. Kinda sucked, but I didn't want to call his bluff because we were afterall friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMD_Lynx
    Just felt like posting this. True Story.
    I heard this kid talking in school about him making this internet program thing...how it takes like files off the internet the filters them and such. Well, I was interested, but a little skeptical cuz i'd never heard of him programming anything at all, especially intermediate/advanced stuff...
    so i asked him what language he wrote it in...he said....here's the dumb part, "C+"

    -_-' However, last friday, he told me he was lying...even though I figured that. You can't program in a language you don't know what the name is. Unless of course it has no name, but that is a rare case...

    Thanks for tolarating me

    I don't understand, whats the problem with him answering c+? It seems a perfectly valid answer--especially if you actually have any kind of grasp on the langauge. We know ++ is post incriment 1, or plus 1. The whole meaning of C++ is C post incrimented, or C plus. I say c+ all the time. Am I the only person that thinks this way? Well actually I know im not, it's in the first chapter of a lot of programming books off hand its on SAMS C++...

    Well if it were JUST sams, I wouldn't credit it so much, but its been in a few other books as well, including course material books. So meh.


    I'm not saying anything to the validity of his program, i'm just commenting on your reasoning.
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    If I was in a course that couldn't even be bothered to get the name of the language right, I'd walk out.

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    There was a guy at my school who saw a C++ book in my locker (I assume) and a little later started asking my questions so it would sound like he had some idea of what he was talking about. He told me he was making a program that would automatically send faxes, but he said that stuff was coming out the at the other end in the wrong order. I said, "You're probably using int main(). Make sure you use void main()". Miraculously, it fixed the problem... or so he said...

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    Aww... Come on. You knew that the whole "void main is invalid" bit is just a widespread conspiracy started by Salem to prevent people from knowing the proper way to reverse the order of faxes, didn't you?
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    The whole meaning of C++ is C post incrimented, or C plus. I say c+ all the time
    yah but in the language a single + doesnt mean increment by one, not even close, maybe if u said C+1, otherwise youre way wrong
    Hmm

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    An interesting point from a book on C, written after the advent of C++ (and certainly with a bit of a C-bias). Of the two types of incrementation operators, postfix and prefix, the one chosen to be the namesake of C++ is the least efficient.

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    Well then we should secretly hack into all of the websites that say C++ in them and all of the programs that use the term C++ and change it to ++C. Would that make you happy?

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    I just skimmed through Stroutstrup's book on the evolution of c++ and in it he says it is pronounced see plus plus. Since it's his language, I guess his word is final and that is that.


    I'm still only going to say aloud C+ as it feels too funy to say plus plus, and if you think that makes me not know anything about the syntax, logic, or use of the language well that's your problem. Besides, I've never been in a conversation talking about languages and features and refered to C++ as C+ and people got confused and didnt know immediatly and with out hesitation I meant C++.

    edit: He also addresses why he Chose C++ instead of ++C and it makes sense. You'll have to research it yourself though, as I'd hate to spoil it for you.
    c++->visualc++->directx->opengl->c++;
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    Ha ha... syntax error...

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    The first C++ compiler (Cfront) was written in C++.
    Whoaa... Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    Whoaa... Nice.
    well at first C++ (oop's) did not have a compiler of its own.. but C compiler supported it by converting the oop's code to the normal procedural one.. may be they used that to build the first C++ compiler

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    Yeah, it says that they used a preprocessor to convert the code to normal C... But still, thats cool!
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