Hello there, this is my first post... and I need to make it clear I'm a complete layman in regards to programming. However, I have a keen desire to learn and so that is why I'm here!
My first question... what are the differences between C++ and VC++? I wasn't originally aware of any difference, but I have a good friend who's a professional programmer and he told me that actually, they are different - with "using namespace" being an example of one of the differences (apparently it's only used in VC++: a syntax change or something) Also, apparently VC++ doesn't compile to machine code, but rather MSIL.
I'm really confused, I originally wanted to learn C++ to write my own games, but now I'm at a loss! The tutorial found on this website or any other I've encountered doesn't mention any contrasts between the two - and uses the command "using namespace".
I don't actually know where this question is going ha ha, I suppose I'm trying to ask, should I find a "pure" C++ compiler, and learn to use that instead? What would a professional computer game company use? One thing my friend said was VC++ is good for learning OO progamming - (which I still don't fully understand, along with many other things!).
Thanks for any help you may have.