Trivial questions - what to do?

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    That sounds like a dreadful disease.
    And one we know only too well. Symptoms include lots of red, rectangular spots varying from dark red to a lighter, shinier red, severe temper tantrums, and inability to concentrate. Sexual side effects may occur.

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    "Aerie's adventures with C" sounds like a good idea. Especially as you write so well.
    "The Compiler Monologues"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez
    "Aerie's adventures with C" sounds like a good idea. Especially as you write so well.

    I have an idea that learners make better tutors than experts in many ways, especially when it comes to the trivial stuff that experts have long forgotten about.
    Hee. Well, I can agree with you about the concept of beginners being good at offering lateral perspective to other beginners, at least.

    I think I will give the 'Adventures with C' idea a try, since I've gotten a few good comments back about it.

    After all, it'll be pretty clear all-round if it bombs.
    I live in a giant bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_mackrory
    "The Compiler Monologues"
    Oh my god.
    I can't decide if that's really brilliant, or just plain wrong.
    I live in a giant bucket.

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    Probably the first one. I'm always saying things that have a sexual connotation and not realizing it until I say something that really makes people laugh. In a nearby town called Eaton, the student body of the high school wanted to change their mascot to the beaver. It got quite far before someone put a stop to it. As this story was told in my class, it took a very detailed explanation from my English teacher that I wish I had never had for me to get the joke.

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    Oh Sean, you're so innocent

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    You should hear the stories back when I thought a Magnum was just a handgun...

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    Topic drift: not just a good idea, it's the LAW.
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    I didn't read all the posts, but these are the best C tutorials I have found on the internet. IMO, this is better than K & R
    http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/cclass/cclass.html

    That, along the comp.lang.c FAQ list, should answer hopefully all your questions. Note that the class notes are meant to accompany K & R but they can be used as a standalone to learn I think. The author, Steve Summit, being a veteran newsgroup user, is much like a forum user in the sense that he is very anal about doing things that precisely and conforming to the standards. His class notes are written very very well.
    Last edited by SourceCode; 12-26-2004 at 09:52 AM.

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