C or C++ for first language ?

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    I was not saying your idea was a bad thing. It is a good learning habbit to ask for help when you get stuck on somthing.

    I was more addressing the quoted post in regards to what that poster said "If C is too hard go with C++ as it is easier" That was my argument. Your theory like you stated above is a good one and it shows you are wulling to put a little effort and research into somthing if you get stuck.
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    Maybe i express myself in the wrong way, you misunderstood me, i was replying to your reply to arvind_gupta. What i meant is that i 100% agree with you, it's that way i do it. I wont turn my back on a problem and find something easier, Like changing language because the other one seems to be easier. I will find the solution to my problem. There is always a way to do it, sometime it will take you alot of time but, when you get it, first, you will never forget and second, the harder it is, the more you will be proud
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    Yep well said. Stick to that golden phrase and you cant go far wrong in programming. If one common phrase sticks out the most its Practice Practice Practice,

    Or as Bubba so famoulsy put once: "Code till your eyes fall out"
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    My big problem now is that i cant find good books or tutorial for C#, yes some exist but, not what i look for. They explain to you something then give you an example and, finaly ask you to create something that, only looking at the example, you can easily figure out. I call that monkey learning.

    What i like is when it looks like this :

    How would you do to compare a word with the one the user typed in, if it is not the right synthax, you have to show the good word and the bad word with the wrong letters in a different color (or background).

    To achieve this, you should look at so and so procedure
    This gets you to think, search... This gets you to really learn !!
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    Hmm have to tried looking on Amazon? They have a few books on C#
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    Well, i looked at maybe 4-5 books at the librairie, no luck. Samething for online tuto
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    They are ok but can only teach you the very basics of each topic.

    You may have to splash the cash and get a decent beginners book in C# to really make a go of it.

    Try

    amazon.co.uk or if you pay with dollars: amazon.com

    If not then has the C# section of this site got a book recomend sticky thread? If it has then browse that to get an idea of what books are avaliable to the budding C# programmer
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    Wow, was looking around and, found it... well looks like it. I found a tuto in french that has the exact criteria that i was looking for... I just finished the first chapter (i always go thru the first 4-5 chapter to evaluate the book/tuto) and the first exercise was exactly what i am looking for... it just ask you to do something and give you hints.... Awesome
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    Cool Don't take me wrong..

    Quote Originally Posted by swgh View Post
    I was not saying your idea was a bad thing. It is a good learning habbit to ask for help when you get stuck on somthing.

    I was more addressing the quoted post in regards to what that poster said "If C is too hard go with C++ as it is easier" That was my argument. Your theory like you stated above is a good one and it shows you are wulling to put a little effort and research into somthing if you get stuck.
    You got me wrong what actually i was trying express was that if you are stuck with C like someone said, and you want to learn C++ then also you can learn it coz its not all different. And by "superior" i mean with added features. In C++ you can solve a problem by the traditional "C" way but you have the power of added features which sometimes makes problem solving easy.

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