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This is a discussion on Homework? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Originally Posted by Wraithan Most people don't give one on one help. There are plenty of sites all over the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraithan
    Most people don't give one on one help. There are plenty of sites all over the net to learn the different APIs and more about the language, since you say you have only a bit of practice with arrays, I think you should stay away from most of the graphical APIs and stick more with the base language. To make a TRPG you use all sorts of storage containers, and classes. I don't have any links off hand, but look at the top of the game programing forum for links.
    Thanks for your help.

    So you're saying that I should lay off SDL? and just stick with C++ base language for now? Well, that does sound logical. Okay, I'll try that. Thanks again!

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    >> So you're saying that I should lay off SDL? and just stick with C++ base language for now?

    Definately! Do you know about classes etc? Inheritance? STL? I'd recommend looking into all them if you don't know about them, or look into them further if you're not comfortable with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    >> So you're saying that I should lay off SDL? and just stick with C++ base language for now?

    Definately! Do you know about classes etc? Inheritance? STL? I'd recommend looking into all them if you don't know about them, or look into them further if you're not comfortable with them.
    I sortof know classes, but Wraithan said that I have to be very familiar with them so Im brushing up on that at the moment. I'll be working on the other two, after I feel Im familiar enough with classes. I cant really see what they're good for though, I mean anything you can do with classes, you can do without them right?

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    Actually, being this just my personal opinion, you shouldn't worry with classes for now. In fact, along with templates and generic programming, that is probably best left for the end. Some minimal knowledge may be helpful. But mainly to know how to differentiate a class from a built-in type and how to write a very simple class... nothing more fancy than this.

    Classes and templates are some of the most complex aspects of C++: Coupled with OOP (inheritance, data abstraction and dynamic binding) you have an whole new and complex world out there of which many thick books were written. The complexity of classes (even standalone classes) is also better understood later when more basic concepts were already taught and fully understood.

    I suggest you start C++ from the bottom up with the help of a good book (many suggestions exist on a sticky thread on this forum). Accelerated C++ and C++ Primer are perhaps two of the best. (I personally prefer C++ Primer). Accelerated C++ is a book that brushes the concept of teaching more complex things first and only then going into the details. However, even this very successful book only starts talking about classes seriously after you read half of it.
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