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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro Tensai View Post
    what is the latest edition of accelerated c++? I've got myself the pdf, but i don't know which edition it is. As a matter of fact, i don't know how many editions of this books exist. Can someone please answer this question?
    2nd. Many people recommend thinking in c++ By Eckel, but i've found 3 books with this tittle.
    the 1st was: Thinking in c++ by Eckel, introduction to standard c++, volume one (2nd edition), written in 2000.
    The 2nd was: thinking in c++, volume 2 : pratical programming, by Eckel and chuck allison, written in 2003.
    The third was: thinking in c++, written by Eckel, released in 1995.
    Which one of these 3 books is thinking in c++ which is recommended by many people?

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    Honestly, I suggest that you just start with Accelerated C++. If you find that you cannot learn with it, then look for alternatives. Don't go looking for alternatives first, or you'll never get started with learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Honestly, I suggest that you just start with Accelerated C++. If you find that you cannot learn with it, then look for alternatives. Don't go looking for alternatives first, or you'll never get started with learning.
    thx, but i'm currently adding the books i need to read to my collection. I've already got most of the suggested books, except 2. Thats y i' m askin, so, no offense and with all the respect, here goes my question again, please help me if you can, i need 2 more books and if I find the one i'm referring 2 in this question, i'll only have 1 left to find. So here goes my question again:

    2nd. Many people recommend thinking in c++ By Eckel, but i've found 3 books with this tittle.
    the 1st was: Thinking in c++ by Eckel, introduction to standard c++, volume one (2nd edition), written in 2000.
    The 2nd was: thinking in c++, volume 2 : pratical programming, by Eckel and chuck allison, written in 2003.
    The third was: thinking in c++, written by Eckel, released in 1995.
    Which one of these 3 books is thinking in c++ which is recommended by many people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro Tensai View Post
    ...Can i program hardware with c++?
    Yes, you can.
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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 Elysia View Post
    Yes, you can.
    so, i can make an entire os using c++ only?

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    No, you can't. Nor can you with C.
    There are some parts, such as context switching, that must be done in assembly.
    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
    No, you can't. Nor can you with C.
    There are some parts, such as context switching, that must be done in assembly.
    I've heard ppl sayin combining asm and c++=natural disaster. But i wanna make my own OS. So u r tellin me i can combine c++ with asm?
    Thx in advance, Elysia.

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    Some things simply cannot be done in C++, such as saving and restoring registers. This needs to be done in assembly.
    But you don't want to write the entire OS in assembly. That would be a fallacy.
    So write what you need in assembly and the rest in C++. C++ is a low-level language in some parts, like C, such that it allows you to mix and match assembly. It needs be done carefully, but it is possible, and for an OS, it is absolutely critical that you do it.
    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 Kuro Tensai View Post
    combining asm and c++=natural disaster.
    not true at all. most C++ compilers actually allow you to add inline assembly language right in your C++ source files. look at the documentation to learn how.

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