comparing numbers, precision value

This is a discussion on comparing numbers, precision value within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; What you do it up to you. I would classify it as fair use, as well, but we will not ...

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    What you do it up to you. I would classify it as fair use, as well, but we will not take any consequences of your actions.
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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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    Who cares about infridgements? And why would you want to scan the book at all. Just rewrite the sentence/paragraph which is unclear (I doubt there will be very long code listings).
    I never put signature, but I decided to make an exception.

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    Why scan indeed? Because it's easier to find, easier to transport, and doesn't take up physical space. 3 great advantages.
    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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    And 1 major disadvantage - scanning the whole book is boring like hell (I have always been too lazy to scan one btw.).
    I never put signature, but I decided to make an exception.

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    Sure, but you asked about why you would scan. There are 3 advantages. And I would think they outnumber the disadvantages. At least, IMO.
    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
    Why scan indeed? Because it's easier to find, easier to transport, and doesn't take up physical space. 3 great advantages.
    I second what Elysia has said. This way one can carry his books anywhere without really carrying them!

    By the way, I have no intention of scanning the entire book. Suppose, I scan a certain page and save it as a PDF. Then upload that PDF on Google Docs, then I wouldn't even need to mention the book title or author's name. I would just have to mention the link.

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    Yes, hopefully I will get a book soon but I wouldn't be able to get that C++ Accelerated one. It is by some author named Laffore.
    "Object-Oriented Programming in C++" by Robert Lafore is a terrible book to learn from on both fronts.

    It doesn't teach modern C++ to the extent that you'll be comfortable extending the standard library and building on the model by the time you finish the book.

    It teaches "OO" practices encouraging bad habits that at least would have you up to the review board explaining your horrible choice of patterns. I would fire you for them.

    Seriously, fit for "Accelerated C++" if at all possible. You'll be way further along the path of quality C++ and decent programmer if you give it your attention.

    In the US it falls under the Fair use.
    Posting portions of a programming book in a programming forum for the purposes of getting someone to hold your hand is tenuous at best. That's an awful context to argue. I certainly would not call it "Fair Use".

    And, I bet you'd get a thread locked pretty quick.

    Then upload that PDF on Google Docs, then I wouldn't even need to mention the book title or author's name. I would just have to mention the link.
    That only makes it worse.

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    May I say, me Queen, I was waiting for that one.

    For off, Dev-C++ is not a compiler, it is an IDE
    I thought I got away with it. Many of posters get that confused. It is a IDE. Anyway, I hope to go GCC soon but as an IDE I thinking about Eclipse (java ide) because it is capable of running C++ as well as with a plug-in. This been my concern for a while but I also read somewhere that Eclipse has an issue to do something kind of special/needed but I did not read the complete review than lost the thread.

    But as far as books, the INTERNET is d encyclopedia but not all is perfect just as in a book. You surf/live and you learn.

    Btw, I'm soooo glad it was you who put me in check. Thanks

    jackson6612, there is nothing like a great hard-copy. I give you credit at taking on C++ along. That takes guts for any kind of newbee IMO. When it comes to C++, on the INTERNET it's so easy to trip over it because it's EVERYWHERE! If I knew that before taking a C++ class it would have been a done DEAL! But I was a ASM hard-head (still is really). I still plan to drop some links to some nice tutes once I find them on my machine. Until than ...

    Btw: I am new to C++ too, so all I say is not written in stone, but it do turn me ON. Just kidding

    Good luck

    PS: You can post a thread with *bit's and pieces* out of any book but not the entire chapter. If law has an issue with that tell them to lock-up Dollar Bill first

    He will put your code and mys insides WINDOWS and kick you OUT game.

    heehhee ... Not Bill but MS really.

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    O_o

    "Dev-C++" uses GCC, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    "Object-Oriented Programming in C++" by Robert Lafore is a terrible book to learn from on both fronts.

    It doesn't teach modern C++ to the extent that you'll be comfortable extending the standard library and building on the model by the time you finish the book.

    It teaches "OO" practices encouraging bad habits that at least would have you up to the review board explaining your horrible choice of patterns. I would fire you for them.

    Seriously, fit for "Accelerated C++" if at all possible. You'll be way further along the path of quality C++ and decent programmer if you give it your attention.
    Hi phantomotap

    Actually I'm trying to learn C++ along with someone. And that someone is using that book by Laffore as a textbook being used in the college. The 'teacher' who teaches there is a so-called PhD. You would be surprised at hearing this that he is making his students use Turbo C++ version 3.0 from 1991!

    Is this Accelerated C++ you and Elysia were recommending me in the other thread:
    Amazon.com: Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example (9780201703535): Andrew Koenig, Barbara E. Moo: Books

    I thank you all of you for your suggestions and help.

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    Yes, that does seem to be the book. Check out the positive reviews.
    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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