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    Hello,
    I'm starting to learn C or C++ and i want to know two things:
    • Difference Between C And C++
    • What Is The Best C Or C++


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    Too numerous to list.
    To be basic, C++ is a higher-level version of C, more modern, flexible and powerful.

    The best depends on where you want to use it, and it's also subjective because everyone has a different opinion. If it's computer software, the "best" choice I would make is C++. Same goes for games.
    For drivers you will end up stuck with C. For embedded systems, support for C++ may be scarce, so you may have to use C for this.
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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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    Hello Elysia,
    Thanks for the aswear, then i'm going to buy a C++ Book to read.

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    I took a look at your web site. It looks like you want to do windows programming, or port something to windows. (I do not read your language.) To that end, if you're interested in doing that right away, find out what you want to port is written in, and learn about it.

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    Hello whiteflags,
    Yes but i changed my site to: Dev Python and i don't changed it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanpc View Post
    Hello,
    I'm starting to learn C or C++ and i want to know two things:
    • Difference Between C And C++
    • What Is The Best C Or C++
    You may as well be asking which is better, Holden or Ford?
    You'll cause the same riot either way. So I'll just say learn D instead!
    Other than that, just STFW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanpc View Post
    • Difference Between C And C++
    Incompatibilities Between ISO C and ISO C++
    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    Ah, but I think that isn't what nathanpc is after.
    What he/she is after is not the backwards compatibility of C++, but rather what is a considered a good C++ program vs a good C program.
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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    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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    Sometimes the answers people are after are deceptive and wrong.

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    I agree, but I can't see why difference it would make to know the difference between ISO C and ISO C++.
    It seems to the OP wants to know which language to learn of C and C++, hence asking a somewhat vague question, what's best (because the OP doesn't know any better)?
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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    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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    C was the C++ predecessor.........it has features that lend itself better to really big projects

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    C lends itself better for really big projects?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    I agree, but I can't see why difference it would make to know the difference between ISO C and ISO C++.
    It seems to the OP wants to know which language to learn of C and C++, hence asking a somewhat vague question, what's best (because the OP doesn't know any better)?
    Well you're right, he is asking a very vague question, and he got what he deserved, a very literal answer. You can only seriously answer a well thought out question.

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    C lends itself better for really big projects?
    Maybe you were being rhetorical. I think they have the same capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    Maybe you were being rhetorical. I think they have the same capacity.
    No, I was asking if C has features that lends itself better for bigger projects, or if it was a typo.
    If we compare C and C++, then C++ has features that lends itself from bigger projects (because C++ only adds things to C and not removes them, it would be illogical to say C has such features).
    As to which is better for any type of project, big or small, that's a different question.
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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    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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