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    Your first thread

    This thread would mainly apply to people who have over 50 odd posts, but it doesnt matter. Can you remember what your first post was when you joined Cboard? If you can, what was it? Looking at how much you have learned and gained in experience since that day, would you say you are moving fast in learing C / C++?
    Or would you say ( like me ) to take it a bit at a time and learn all you can about a subject before moving on.

    My first post I think was finding out what why end1 wasnt correct. DOH! No, its endl...
    But the lowercase l does look like a number one...

    Any thougts?
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    My first post was about how to use header files and cpp files. I knew close to nothing about C++ 6 months ago. I still don't I'm just a little better off.

    The forums helped tremendously, and still are, in the learning process. Some things cannot be answered by books or they can but we are having an hard time interpreting their meaning.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I agree mario, some times the authors of programing books to over-do some explanations. Have you read of any the deitel series books? Geez, five pages on an explanation of the hello world program in C++.
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    I think I made this post several months back.

    Anyway, if I recall my first post was asking what
    Code:
    while(1) { }
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    Oh sorry sly, I did not mean to repeat a thread, I must of missed it. Lol good first post. i used to confuse that with

    Code:
    while ( true ) {}
    Then I read in a good book that they did the same thing. C programmers a while back
    before the boolean variable came along used to distinguish true and false with 1 and 0
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    > Have you read of any the deitel series books? Geez, five pages on an explanation of the hello world program in C++

    I haven't. I was very careful on my choice of books. I had too. It was on a budget (which has expired already). So I went to the big ones, Bjarne's, Josutti's, C++ Primer, Gang of Four, Sutter, Meyers and Alexandrescu. Some of the books I haven't touched yet.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    That makes sense. Having a good range gives you more than on proffesionals view and ideas on how to do the more complex things. ie: pointers and OOP. Yesterday I threw one of by books out, it was:

    C++ A beginners guide by herb schilt. I was sick of his poor practices, one example was
    placing all data members of a class public. I never do this, always taught to make them private (or protected if I am using inherietence). I took prelude's adivce on his books and swore to never buy one of his books agian, as prelude said,

    "Sombody who is still learning the language should not be teaching it"
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    My first post was an incorrect c correction to someone that was, within minutes corrected by one of the senior members...

    I sort of started off on the wrong foot.
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    Char / string Question

    ^ Mine.
    I spelt qualms wrong. Dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    My first post was about how to use header files and cpp files. I knew close to nothing about C++ 6 months ago. I still don't I'm just a little better off.

    The forums helped tremendously, and still are, in the learning process. Some things cannot be answered by books or they can but we are having an hard time interpreting their meaning.
    You learned more in 6 months than I did in 5 years.

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    I certainly can't remember as far back as then, but the board has it as:- Is !feof supposed to work?

    Oh, what a scallywag rookie I was...

    What is funny is that I didn't learn most of what I know about pointers and complex structures from a book (although K&R started me off with a tree), it was from typing things in, having them compile correctly and then running them to get "abnormal termination" flash up. Then I have a shouting match with myself ("BUT IT COMPILES!!!") and mash the keyboard with my fists.

    A whole year or so of that and you too can be a professional.

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    My first thread: help a beginner

    Typical case of a newb looking for source code, and a non-descriptive title. Painful to read, actually.

    As for how much I've learned, I do remember when I first started programming with OpenGL, loading a terrain every frame, and then trying to figure out why it was rendering so slow.
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    My first thread was helping someone... pretty boring. I have only asked one programming question my entire time here, and that was met with an astounding 100 views and 0 replies.

    Good times.

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    To get a good overview of my initiation here you actually have to look at a couple of posts: One and two. They were in two separate threads that I started. Nice eh? I was making a "net send" spamming program for ... communication purposes with my friends and enemies alike in college. Used some simple file IO to make a bat file and then ran it. It was faster, I think, running system() net send commands in a loop.


    >> I still don't
    Lies. All lies.

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    Why does everyone on this board seem to lose they're enthusiasm and energy over time? I mean, look at all those exclaimation marks in twomers first posts.

    Clearly, we're all here to fuel some engine-like device that the webmaster is using to power some secret lab, in which he devises evil, evil plans. And bakes cookies.
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