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    I've been wanting to get into C for awhile now. I just haven't had the time or excuse. What will I need other than gcc and a text editor? What can I do with C? What kind of interface libs are there? I've heard of MFC, but is that C++ only or what? Any advice would be great. Thanks.

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    Gcc and a good editor is fine... but an organized IDE is better if you're going to deal with huge projects. What you can do with C? everything, it's a general purpose language, the language itself, doesn't puts obstacles in your way... the only one is your mind. About interfaces, you're planning to program under witch plataform?

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    I'll be doing stuff mostly on Windows to learn. But I'd like to do some "scripting" of sorts for Linux/Unix as well. I don't plan on doing anything large really. Just some small time stuff to learn the basics of the langauge. So if later on I need to do something with it, I'll be able to.

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