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    Hi,

    I was just wondering what other peoples experiences were learning to program in C++. I'm mainly learning from books and online resources, and there is obviously a lot of stuff to digest. Did other people keep having to refer back to topics covered previously to refresh their memories or did people memorise each aspect before moving onto the next? I know a lot if retaining the information will be from repetitive useage, and I will be starting a 12 month programming placement in 8 weeks so I am guessing I will retain the knowledge a lot more then (particularly when applying it to real projects).

    I was just curious as to other peoples experiences?

    Thanks,

    Darren.

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    Its fine to have to refer to books some, what exactly do you have to keep looking up though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamort View Post
    Its fine to have to refer to books some, what exactly do you have to keep looking up though..
    It's nothing too serious, and I am still a beginner. But it may be something to check with arguments a particular function takes, correct method of using a function, etc. I seem to retain information about general functionality, it's the specifics that I sometimes need to check back on.
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    yeah looking at what arguements a specific function takes is fine... The main thing is knowing that function exists when you need it

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    The most important thing is knowing the concepts. How is the syntax? When to use it? Etc.
    What arguments functions takes and what header they lie in is largely irrelevant. No programmer ever remembers all of that (but they do tend to remember some of the most commonly used stuff). That is why documentation is a programmer's best friend.
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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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    Thanks for the responses. That's made me more confident that I am progressing well.

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    Is this the first programming language you are learning, or do you know another language e.g. Delphi, already?

    It is the difference between having to learn programming language concepts or simply having to mostly just learn how those concepts work in C++.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMalc View Post
    Is this the first programming language you are learning, or do you know another language e.g. Delphi, already?

    It is the difference between having to learn programming language concepts or simply having to mostly just learn how those concepts work in C++.
    Yeah, this is my first language Malc. So, there is a lot to take in with concepts/paradigms, syntax etc.

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    and if u want to remember and understand better u could also answer on forums and explain why u said that and that, and document if its true what you say (for refresh your memory and to be sure its true) and if in the end you didnt understand it, other smart ppl may also help u understand it better.

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