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    c++?

    I have a curious question why and when you guys decided to start learning c/c++?
    How long did it take to get used to for you? I've been programming in c for about 2 years and C++ a few months..

    What other languages do you know and how good?

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    C was my first real language. Then I went to C++ as it was the most popular choice and it seemed the wave of the future. It only took me a couple of months to get used to it, but a couple of years to truly understand the little intricacies.
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    This is probably best moved to the general forum.

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    Olly been programming with C++ for a little less that a year now. Pretty easy to understand, harder to get good at it.

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    Started 2 years ago during the summer vacations
    I started c++ because no1 else i knew knows c++ (i know, dumb reason) and i thought it would be easy
    same reason why i started any of my other hobbies (addictions)

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    I started in first year in university with C (one could argue samphire won, but I don't), then in second we learned C++ ... now, in third year, we aren't doing any programming languages as part of the curriculum. We need to know Matlab/Mathematica, but we have to learn it ourselves if we want to be able to get our work done, but they are rather straightforward and online help is widespread if needed.

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    I started to program in php two years ago, then gave up. A few months later I tried C++ and gave up shortly after. I really started learning c++ about four months ago.

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    Been programming in C++ for almost 3 years now. I also know C++/CLI and C# frairly well, and some Visual Basic (which I learned before starting with C++).
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    Ahh, let me think... How it all started (8bit assembler we will not count in any case it was too many years ago so cannot be true)
    Fort?.. BASIC definitly, Fortran, C (I loved it), FoxPro (everybody needs to eat), C++ ( ten years ago I think - they pay, I use it), then - back to school (Ha! They choose C to teach OOP, it was very funny - but now it is very usefull on my current place of work), And again C/C++, XML, VBScipt, javascript, java, SQL (I love it too), and once again C and VB (I hate the last, but have no choice). Probably forgot something that was used less than 2 months. But this is my story of life.

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    I programmed in C++ for about a year, I'm still learning though. I can at least understand the structure and syntax of the language. I'm still learning a lot of the libraries and header file stuff.

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    I started off with C when I was younger on the Mac with code/powerbuilder or whatever it was called but quickly got bored, then in high school I started with C++, but fell out of that. Ironically a friend of mine was interested in it after me telling him about it and he surpassed me at the time, now he's lead programmer for bellsouth in the DR. Now I'm back on C++ while learning java in school. So it's hard to do anything in C++ without doing it in java first.

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    Learning the basics of C++ doesn't take very much time...
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