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    Dear Help

    Please tell me which is the base of programming languges like C , C++, C# and java etc. If I learn C thoroughly ,will it help me in C++, C# , java etc.

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    First U have to Learn C.. Then only U can learn other Languages easily....

    C is only base of programming Languages
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    U Hav 2 clear in Basic like variables,constants,datatypes,conversions etc;.. then only its easy 4 learn other Languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajesh Chandra View Post
    Dear Help

    Please tell me which is the base of programming languges like C , C++, C# and java etc. If I learn C thoroughly ,will it help me in C++, C# , java etc.
    Yes, it will help. However, whilst C and C++ share the same base, it is two quite different languages.

    ANY language that you learn (with some very obscure exceptions) will help you in learning other languages.

    Learning to program can be split into two portions:
    1. Learning to actually think in programming terms and solve programming problems.
    This has been described as learning to drive a car. You have to learn the rules of the road, how to control the vehicle etc.
    2. Learning the languages.
    Using the above analogy of learning to drive, different languages is like learning to drive different model or type of car. Most of the time, they are pretty much the same - some details such as where the direction indicators are, wipers and sometimes gears may be different, but as a whole, if you know how to drive one car, you can drive another car without too much trouble. Obviously, driving an 18-wheel truck/lorry is quite different from driving a smart-car. Likewise, switching languages that are FAR APART takes a lot more effort than swithching between languages that have a similar base.

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    for me i m learning C then i ill switch to asm there best combination.

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    Dear Help

    Please tell me which is the base of programming languges like C , C++, C# and java etc. If I learn C thoroughly ,will it help me in C++, C# , java etc.
    i'm definitely sure that learning C first will make learning C++ & C# a bit easy.

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    if you're only learning c as a step to c++, c# or java, just go ahead and learn the language you want instead of some convoluted learning process. c and c++ are different enough that learning c first won't buy you any more than learning c++ without learning c. the big learning curve with c++ is all of the turd features that c doesn't have anyway. the c parts of c++ are easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganesh bala View Post
    First U have to Learn C.. Then only U can learn other Languages easily....

    ..

    U Hav 2 clear in Basic like variables,constants,datatypes,conversions etc;.. then only its easy 4 learn other Languages.

    Strong Basement means Stronger House...
    Seriously, is it hard to spell out words like "you", "to" and "four"? Also correct capitalization is not that difficult to learn in English!

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    First U have to Learn C.. Then only U can learn other Languages easily....
    >_< Oh dear, whatever gave you that idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meldreth View Post
    if you're only learning c as a step to c++, c# or java, just go ahead and learn the language you want instead of some convoluted learning process. c and c++ are different enough that learning c first won't buy you any more than learning c++ without learning c. the big learning curve with c++ is all of the turd features that c doesn't have anyway. the c parts of c++ are easy.
    Maybe "turd features" was a typo. Maybe not. Either way I got a chuckle out of it. Thanks.
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    I wouldn't bother learning C#. Any language you learn will help give experience in problem solving & thinking more in depth about the task at hand & the steps to solve it. Most importantly experience will teach you not to look at the problem superficially. And to answer your qn: yes, it will help. there are still a number of diferences so there will be at least half the learning curve no matter how much experience w/ other languages you've had.
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