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    Wanting to learn a new programming language

    Hey everyone,
    I know you probally get alot of new people here so im gonna try and be as less annoying as possible. I am wanting to learn a programming language on my spare time and i was just wondering if C++ is a good one to start with, I have xcode on my ibook and im not quite sure how to use it dose anyone know of a good site as to where i can start learning or any recommendations on a easyer programming language to start with? Thanks all in advance

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    The reason I've started to learn C++ (my first language) is because after a lot of threads like yours, and asking people, it seems that with C++ you can pretty much do anything. There is a big job market for it, and also once you know it, learning C is not a big deal.

    Also C++ I believe is harder to learn than some other languages, so me not knowing any, if I can learn this to a good level, then most of the other languages should come more easy.

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    yes very true, I have looked at a few tutorials its just xcode for mac is kinda weird when i start a new c++ file it make about 10 different files and im not sure which one to start editing

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    Is there a more simple compiler for mac out there. It seems like xcode is quite complicated to make a simple c program

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    Quote Originally Posted by insutama View Post
    Is there a more simple compiler for mac out there. It seems like xcode is quite complicated to make a simple c program
    xcode is an IDE, not a compiler. The compiler is "gcc," and it's already installed.

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    oh okay so if i just open gcc it will be alot simpler to do basic c rather than use xcode because xcode makes like 15 files when i start a new one

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    I would recommend not starting with C++ as your first language. C++ is a hard language with a steep learning curve. I recommend Java or Python as starting languages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insutama View Post
    oh okay so if i just open gcc it will be alot simpler to do basic c rather than use xcode because xcode makes like 15 files when i start a new one
    Being an IDE, that is not surprising. First, verify that the command 'gcc' actually works on your system (from the console). If you have xcode installed, it certainly should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Mir View Post
    I would recommend not starting with C++ as your first language. C++ is a hard language with a steep learning curve. I recommend Java or Python as starting languages.
    For indentation, definitely recommend Pyhton, as above. Wonderful language in that it requires correct indentation or it won't work at all.
    That mentioned, I don't see C++ as a very hard thing. You don't need to worry about a lot of things you can abstract. It probably won't have a garbage collector, but otherwise it's quite similar to Java.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insutama View Post
    yes very true, I have looked at a few tutorials its just xcode for mac is kinda weird when i start a new c++ file it make about 10 different files and im not sure which one to start editing
    I'm pretty sure that xcode allows you to start an "empty" project, in which case you don't get 10 files. [Although I haven't got a Mac, so I have never used xcode].

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