View Poll Results: Which tutorial would most benefit you?

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  • Using debuggers

    7 31.82%
  • Memory allocation and preventing memory leaks

    10 45.45%
  • Pointers

    1 4.55%
  • Bits and bitwise operators

    0 0%
  • Recursion

    3 13.64%
  • File I/O

    1 4.55%

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    Most needed tutorial

    If you could get your hands on one well written, easy to understand tutorial, what topic would benefit you the most?

    Code gurus who don't need to learn any of the listed topics may wish to pick a topic they are tired of explaining over and over again. :)
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    You know there are already tutorials on File I/O and pointers?
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    I think it would be cool to see a tutorial about using inline assembler in your C/C++ programs.

    It could have a lot of the different interrupts and register conditions listed...

    I could write it...i would love to...
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    David, I'll take you up on that offer.

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    eek! (said that cat)

    *David opens up Notepad, Borland C++, and MSVC*

    *gets to work*
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    I'd like a tutorial on debugging. It seems to be lacking on the internet...
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    I'd also like a debugging tutorial.

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    If a debugging tutorial is where the interest lies, should I cover any debuggers other than gdb and the built in MSVC debugger? Is there another popular debugger that I'm missing?
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    I'm all for one on recursion. I also think this would beneficial because it's a skill that'll come in handy in other langs. Things like memory leaks aren't worried about in every language (omg, I just said smth good about Java... Bad Govtcheez!)

    Also, I think general algortihm tuts for things like BSTs and Linked Lists would be good.

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    Memory leaks - if you're a professional programmer, you know that hunting memory leaks is a pain.
    Every help or idea would be great. I voted for this one.

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    memory leakes is a defnite and i agree that some tuts on inline assembler would also be great.
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    I voted memory leaks. As someone already said: Every idea bit of help or idea would be great. I swear almost half the bugs in my code can be blamed on memory leaks. And they're the hardest ones to find.

    Somthin on Debuggers wouldn't be minded tho... (Not that i ever use mine.)
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    How about tuts on the buffer and how it works with getline, scanf, and others?

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    how about a tutorial on lint? there's an often used program :P

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    How about tuts on the buffer and how it works with getline, scanf, and others?
    It looks like I'll be writing a tutorial on preventing memory leaks, but helping people understand stdin, stdout, and stderr is a really good idea, GC.

    POSIX threads (pthreads) is another topic I wished I had put in the poll. At this point there are several tutorials I'd like to write, but I'll only commit to one at a time (for sanity's sake). I set the poll to expire after seven days, and I'll be happy to write up the tutorial that has the most votes in the end.
    Jason Deckard

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