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    Question newbie help please

    hi , can some body explain to me how i can compile diffrent pieces of code to one program , for example if you look at the game page , if they post a source code and the compiled program , the program includes more than one source code.

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    Typically in an IDE they have something called a "project" to which one adds all the source files that are needed by a program. When the project is built, all the individual source files get compiled into seperate object files, and then these are all linked together (along with some code in the system libraries) into an executable program. Non-IDE products (command line operated compilers/linkers) will also support multiple source file programs but the particulars of getting this to work depend on what you've got compiler-wise. So... what compiler are you using?

    PS: Isn't it "The Netherlands" and not "Holland"?
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    wow thank you very much , this lights it up. exept for : whats an IDE ?

    p.s , netherlands is better indeed i guess , but I think holland is used more common
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    p.s how long do you think it will take me to get to a high c++ programming level ? i have already got some experience in other programming languages.. i written an MMORPG in GM language , but i now want to re-write it in c++ ; i planned to be able to start writting my first little RPJ with monsters etc. within an year. am I being un-realistic? i'm doing c++ at least an hour a day.
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    usually its not the lack of knowledge of some language that prevents you from getting a project done - but the lack of knowledge of the algorithms you need
    learning c / c++ is actually the easy part.
    the hard part is finding algorithms (= sequence of operations)
    the lead to the desired result - once you know what you want to do implementation can be done rather quickly (usually)
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    wow thank you very much , this lights it up. exept for : whats an IDE ?
    Itegrated Development Environment--it's a fancy name for a piece of software that you write your programs with. I use Microsoft's Visual C++ 6, which provides several means to negotiate through the various files that make up a program in order to find variable definitions, classes, etc., as well as limited autocompletion features, and syntax highlighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MystWind
    whats an IDE?
    An IDE is a programming environment integrated into a software application that provides a GUI builder, a text or code editor, a compiler and/or interpreter and a debugger. Visual Studio, Delphi, JBuilder, FrontPage and DreamWeaver are all examples of IDEs.

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    how long do you think it will take me to get to a high c++ programming level ?
    I would personally consider myself to straddle the intermediate/advanced levels of programming knowledge. I've been doing this for 6 or 7 years and I'm still learning or being expossed to something new at least a couple times a month.
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    gr8 , thanks for the awnsers ,, wow , you're doing this for 7 years and you think your intermediate? hmm , I'm might being to enthousiastic...
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