Just wanted to ask some people w/ experience. Which is the better language to start with? C or C++? My hopes are to develop code for use on the most platforms possible, as I am slowly weaning myself off of microsofts dope. I've heard before that learning C first is the way to go, although learning how to manage memory can be very challenging. The only programming languages i have used to any extent thus far have ben scripting languages. (python, perl, ksh....) Also which development environment, compliler, etc is the best to learn with? i.e. forces you to use good coding practices and standards? Thanks in advance for any insight. I'll return the favor to the board one day when I have some experience under my belt.