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This is a discussion on book or site within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; well i was learning C++ in this book but when i saw this site and looked at some of the ...

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    well i was learning C++ in this book but when i saw this site and looked at some of the tutorials, I was heavily more interested than I was reading the boring ol' book. Can I get as much of C++ from the tutorials on Cprogramming.com as as I can get learning it from a book?

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    Why not just ask how long a piece of string is? That is an unanswerable question. I prefer reading from a book, mainly because I do not like reading from a screen. Also, reading from a book allows you to keep both the learning material and your compiler (assuming you practice) in view at the same time. Of course it also depends heavily on what book you are reading.

    The conclusion: Everyone is different and different people learn more effectively in different ways, do what you find is best.

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    how long is a piece of string?
    always looking, make an offer. get me out of this place.

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    [psychologist mode] How long do you think a piece of string is?[/psychologist mode]

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    Originally posted by Hershlag
    how long is a piece of string?


    use strlen()

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    >use strlen()
    This is the C++ board, use s.length().

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    I prefer books. They are much more detailed and in a lot of cases a more reliable source of information. Even better is a book with a companion website where you are able to download examples to study further.

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    There are some really BAD books around though... I looked at "C++ for non-C programmers" once... it was SO HORRIBLE! The idiot writer kept changing variable names mid-way through programs examples, they made many, many sytax errors (obvious ones like int swap (int a, int b, int) {}) spelling errors in the text... and well, it would probably confuse a newcomer to all hell

    So in conclusion... don't go near that POS book

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    The best way to go is to get your hands into as much stuff as you can. So I recommend both books and site.

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