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    Talking Hello! Just joined.

    Hello there!

    I just joined this forum. I am studying the C programming language and I thought it would be cool to meet some other members of the programming community and make some new friends in the process.

    Feel free to say hello and introduce yourself.

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    Welcome to the forum, digitalknight!


    I am al C Vagabond, hitchhiking through the C language. Just a hobby.

    If you hang around, and read a bunch, you'll undoubtedly learn a bunch.

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    Welcome and enjoy your stay!
    1. Get rid of gets(). Never ever ever use it again. Replace it with fgets() and use that instead.
    2. Get rid of void main and replace it with int main(void) and return 0 at the end of the function.
    3. Get rid of conio.h and other antiquated DOS crap headers.
    4. Don't cast the return value of malloc, even if you always always always make sure that stdlib.h is included.

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    Hey there,
    I just started C last year, I took intro to c at my univ. and it was one of the toughest classes ever but it pays off, once you get through the basics its great. I recommend you get the basics down good.
    Linklists use recursion to store what? ..... floats!

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    As the living example of novice who worked all his way up to the point that the college professors can't keep up with him, while a hobbyist of course, i have to say that this forum is the best when it comes to C/C++ basic/average education ( i don't say advanced because that's the kind you get by trying by yourself ). Therefore i agree completely with Adak.

    Oh, and Welcome digitalknight! I hope that you learn from us and that we learn from you ( Give <==> Take )
    Devoted my life to programming...

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    thanks guys good to see this is an active forum! And yes I am enjoying C so far!

    Based on your experience, what's a good book for C beginner programming that you'd recommend getting?

    So far I've been studying tutorials online and it's been working out fine, but some of those tutorials indicated some Deitel books and some others were talking about Sam's Teach yourself C series. I did buy some Sam's teach yourself series in the past (not C programming) and some were not too good...

    Any thoughts/suggestions?

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    O hai .

    Make sure you take some time to read the sticky threads. I get the feeling too many people just skip over them because they're hanging out in that "Google Sponsored Results" kind of zone at the top of the page, but there really is some good information in there.

    EDIT: I heard Deitel's pretty good.
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    Welcome to the forums. As others have said you should take some time to read the FAQ and various stickies at the top of the forums to ensure a good experience here. I'm sure you will be a great addition to the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    I am al C Vagabond, hitchhiking through the C language. Just a hobby.
    If you hang around, and read a bunch, you'll undoubtedly learn a bunch.
    Same here...

    I've learned more from these forums in 4 months than in a couple of years on my own.

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    Welcome!
    Okay a few pointers so you don't get yelled at

    1. use code tags

    2. don't ask for homework to be 'handed' to you

    3. format correctly. Even with code tags it might be hard to read your code.

    4. Have fun.

    Thanks for joining and enjoy your stay!

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    Hello digitalknight,
    Welcome to the Discussion Board.
    Happy Programming!

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    Your avatar, a reference to the Top Hat 27 sailing yacht?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Thumbs up

    Nope, It's just my favorite number number on a top hat. I couldn't think of anything to use as my avatar, I'll change if it's inappropriate in any way.

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    LOL, no. Of course there's nothing inappropriate about it. I was just curious. It's a boat I know well and your avatar immediately made me think of it, that's all.

    Edit: Oh, and welcome to Cboard, you too.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Welcome digitalknight!

    I'm pretty new to this forum as well (just joined in September), but I can tell you with 100% certainty that you've made a good choice in forums (and language!). I'm also new to C, as I just started my current textbook in August.

    Speaking of textbooks... there is a thread elsewhere that has a lot of good suggestions, but I can tell you that I'm two exercises away from finishing "C Primer Plus" by Stephen Prata, and it's been great.

    As far as this forum being helpful, ABSOLUTELY! There were a few times already that I would not have been able to keep moving forward without the expertise of the great people here.

    So... have fun and see you around!
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