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This is a discussion on question within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm pretty new to programming. I've pretty much learned the basics of C++ and briefly looked at C. Seeing as ...

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    I'm pretty new to programming. I've pretty much learned the basics of C++ and briefly looked at C. Seeing as the two languages seem pretty similar, is it recommended to know both of them? are there situations where one would be preferred above the other or are they pretty much two different methods of arriving at the same solution?

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    Yes.

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    It helps job wise to know C++ these days. But if you're a good C programmer you can write anything that needs solving.

    In the case where either language can be chosen I would recommend one over the other depending only on which language you are most comfortable / most knowledgeable in.

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    The choice can also hinge upont libraries and DLL exports that are being used. If it's all class based stuff, you will find it far easier using them from C++ otherwise C is usually your best bet for producing smaller faster code.

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