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    New to C++

    I have had an C compiler but I got a new C++ compiler. I understand the beginnings of C++ is there any thing I should know that is different than C?

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    Not unless you want to exploit any of the features of C++ you don't.

    Come on now. BOOKS have been written on C++. I suggest you go read one.
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    C++ has a huge arsenal of stuff that C doesn't. They're two different languages, after all.
    You need books. The end
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I want to get a book I'm just not shure how much new stuff I have to learn.

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    Get a beginner's book. Read through all of it.
    Get an intermediate book. Read through all of it.
    Get an advanced book. Read through all of it.
    You should now be a very good C++ programmer.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    >> I want to get a book I'm just not shure how much new stuff I have to learn.

    If you want to be a C++ programmer you have a ton of new stuff to learn. If you just want to build C with your new C++ compiler, then you can use your existing C knowledge. Remember, they are totally different languages, but you can use the C language with C++ without much change. If you actually want to use the full C++ language, you'll need to learn a lot of new stuff.

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    I have never read any C++ books... But I also did happen to be a very avid Java programmer as well as an experienced C guy.

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