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    Ease me in as best you can please...

    hi peoples, im a complete and utter noob to the C language. Im using this sites tutorials, but im still having some trouble adapting, cause ive been a long time basic user (since i was 6, and im only a little better now lol) and this syntax makes my head hurt a little. could i get some help from people here?

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    Sure... do you have a specific question?
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    Gfu

    I guess if i wrote in C++, you would understand it better. Ill be back when i learn it. (some help....)

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    Try a book. You can use the new "C++ Book Recommendations" sticky: C++ Book Recommendations
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    The tutorials are a good introduction to the language, but I suggest you get your hands on a beginning C++ book. A beginning book will cover about the same topics as the tutorial, but with much more detail and explanation. I'd guess the tutorials are less than 50 "pages". Compare that to Accelerated C++ at over 300 pages, or Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days at over 700 pages.

    With your BASIC background, you already know the most important fundamental concepts in programming... Variables, Loops, and Conditional Branching (If-Statements). With C++, you'll need to know how to use functions in place of sub-routines, and you'll need to learn about Object Oriented Programming.

    Yeah, the C/C++ syntax is more complex and less english-like than BASIC. "Hello World" is only one line of BASIC. It's five lines of C++ ! And, there's a lot more to the language. I could browse through my BASIC language-reference book, and figure-out how to do anything I wanted. Except for the language standard itself, you can't even find a book that covers the whole C++ language and its standard libraries! (There are a couple of complete online language references.)

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    Thanks for the help dude. yeah, i saw the hello world code in C++, and i almost fainted, but, im not gonna let that stop me learning. Ill go dig up the ISBN's for those books, and go from there. Seeya with a status report later on.

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