Are vectors what I need?

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    Check with local libraries. Sometimes they have programming books for loaning.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggen View Post
    Well I guess I need to place another Amazon order! I wish I would have found you guys before I jumped in feet first a few weeks ago.

    I like how the Accelerated book is under 400 pages. Some of the C++ books are over 1000 which is information overload for a beginner like me...

    Thanks guys...
    The reason that Accelerated C++ is only 400 pages, is that it is very very dense. PPP is longer but it takes more time to explain things IMO. Both books have a lot of exercises that you can work through as well.

    I made the mistake of buying the Head First Java book, which I assume is similar to your C++ book, in that it tries to teach you through a jokey style that doesn't really work. Also the exercises are pretty poor.

    Ideally, if you can afford them or find them at a library, I would get both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren78 View Post
    The reason that Accelerated C++ is only 400 pages, is that it is very very dense. PPP is longer but it takes more time to explain things IMO. Both books have a lot of exercises that you can work through as well.

    I made the mistake of buying the Head First Java book, which I assume is similar to your C++ book, in that it tries to teach you through a jokey style that doesn't really work. Also the exercises are pretty poor.

    Ideally, if you can afford them or find them at a library, I would get both.
    I have that exact Java book! Yes, I lost interest in that very quickly!

    I just ordered the Accelerated book. I'll keep using my current one until the new one comes in!

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    My advice when using Accelerated C++ is to make sure you read each line/paragraph/chapter and take everything in. You can very easily miss something of importance if you skim or are distracted whilst reading.

    As I said, it is very dense but full of good techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren78 View Post
    My advice when using Accelerated C++ is to make sure you read each line/paragraph/chapter and take everything in. You can very easily miss something of importance if you skim or are distracted whilst reading.

    As I said, it is very dense but full of good techniques.
    Thanks, Darren. Yeah, I figured I would start at Chp 1 and read it all the way through. I am sure some stuff will have been covered in my first book, but it wont' hurt to re-enforce what I have already learned!

    I'm excited! I'm ready to continue to tackle Project Euler. I've solved the first 3 problems.

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