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    Your first post.

    So, what was your first post? Was it a question? Did you come here as a new programmer with a problem that you'd laugh at now? Was your first post an answer for someone? Was your first post an introduction? This question came to me because I noticed the "Newest Member" statistic at the bottom of the page, every time I see it change I expect a programming question to follow immediately after, and it usually does.

    Oh, yeah. My first post was a question. I can't remember what it was exactly, I joined, posted a little bit, then quit for about 8 months before I got back into programming. Now I've switched my major to Computer Science and I'm ready to attempt a career in this fine art. If I had to guess, my question probably had something to do with my first program (a really bad calculator) I think I asked how to do the while loop properly.
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    Newbie Loop Question.

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    05-10-2004, 04:51 PM I'm brand new to C++ programming, this shouldn't be too difficult of a question for a real programmer. I made a calculator program and I'm not understanding the loop I managed to put in.

    See... what it does it is perform all of the operations then loop back to the beginning with a "while" command. I specifically did this:

    Code:
    int x;
    while(1)
    { <THE FOLLOWING IS ALL THE OPERATIONS>
    }
    
    See how it simply ends with a curly bracket? What I want to do is make my final command, which is:
    
    cout << "1: Try Again \n";
    cout << "2: Exit \n";
    cout << ">";
    ...the reply "Try Again" I want to make start the loop again, while the command "Exit" I want to close the program. Unfortunatly, since the "cout" is in the loop brackets, the "cin" and all of the "If" commands have to be in the loop bracket as well, so the "Exit" command just makes it loop still. How do I make this work?

    I believe this was your first post. Very funny post.

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    Wow, that's worse than I remembered. Yeah, I forgot about that view all posts, I should have checked mine. Back then I had a friend who was an excellent programmer. He got invited to E3 yearly for his work with MODs on Quake. Ever here of "Chicken Tag"? Anyway I recall asking him: "HOW DO I MAKE IT LOOP FOREVER OMG OMG TELL ME!", he didn't want to both and said just use while(1)... I had no idea what it mean, obviously.
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    Great start:
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    [edit]#13 (A shot at Prelude???)

    And #11 was on casting malloc in a now infamous thread.

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    Salem must have torn you up for that, btw I haven't seen Salem around here for a while. Anybody know what happened to him?
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    My first post was helping someone with searching through a string for certain words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmd15
    Salem must have torn you up for that, btw I haven't seen Salem around here for a while. Anybody know what happened to him?
    His title says, "Banned" but I have no clue why that would've happened...

    My first post. At least it's semi-intelligent...Although I have no idea why I used dynamic allocation in that example...
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    He could just be using that as a custom user title. I've seen people do that before on other forums just to screw with people.
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    I forgot to put "break" statements in a switch/case block.

    I believe Salem's title is just a joke - he's not banned.

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    My first post

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    Nice connect four game.
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    My first post on cprog was as "nv", back when this board's predecessor's predecessor allowed two-character nicknames. I don't think I will be able to find it in the archives, at least 3 transitions to different boards will have killed it for sure. Maybe it's better that way
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    Like nv, my first post was before we had vBulletin. I remember the gist of it though.

    I had an extensively multithreaded application receiving files over a wireless LAN, manipulating them and passing them on to an Oracle database. I'd noticed that my memory wasn't freeing as I believed it should. Sunlight gave me a steer to better documentation of the way Windows allocates and releases memory, which alaid my fears that I was leaking memory.
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    Oddly enough, mine didn't have anything to do with C or C++. Don't ask me how I ended up here: CE and VB... oh the horror..
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    Mine was on the board's predecessor (but not the same as nv or adrian). If I recall, it was a pretty basic question that showed I had no idea what I was doing, and Salem ripped me a new one. I think it had to do with serial communication.

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