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    Hello. I would like to learn to program C, and would like to review some small but good C source codes for games vs. the computer. Also I would like a reference to see what the terms are doing. Have a good day.

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    >I would like to learn to program C
    Good for you. I'm hope you enjoy it at much as I have.

    >and would like to review some small but good C source codes for games vs. the computer.
    Try our Games forum. I don't go there often, but I figure they have to churn out some good code every once and a while.

    >Also I would like a reference to see what the terms are doing.
    I suggest getting "The C Programming Language" by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie. Not only is the tutorial superb, the reference never becomes useless.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    games ? gosh, perhaps it would be better if can learn C++ to build a games.

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    >gosh, perhaps it would be better if can learn C++ to build a games.
    Why? IMHO, C and C++ are both well suited for games. And since the OP specifically wants to learn C, why are you suggesting he do otherwise?
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    > C and C++ are both well suited for games.
    Agreed. Just as an example of using C for games: I don't think John Carmack would ever touch a C++ compiler, and id software turns out some of the best games on the market.

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    >I don't think John Carmack would ever touch a C++ compiler
    That I doubt. Have you tried to find a compiler that works strictly with C? Most compilers these days are C/C++ compilers, they do both and you pick which you want by using different filename extensions.
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    > That I doubt. Have you tried to find a compiler that works strictly with C?
    lcc is a rather popular compiler that works strictly with C. But that is really side-stepping the point of my post-- which is that Carmack doesn't code in C++.

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    hey all,
    perhaps i'm wrong. coz i did only heard that most of games were built by C++. yeah i heard it before about id co. use C to implement their games too.

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