Returning to my roots (A hello/intro thread).

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    Returning to my roots (A hello/intro thread).

    Though I'm just now joining the forum, I've been coming to this site for quite a long time. I started programming a few years back, beginning with C++. This was the first place that came up in my search for tutorials, and was the place I started learning the language (and practically lived for a few weeks as I scoured the pages for every tip and detail I could get). However I was too busy learning C++ to notice the site had a message board back then, or pay much attention if I did, and never got around to joining.

    Eventually other things got in the way and I fell out of programming for quite a while. I got back into it sometime late last year, returning to C++, and learning C#. I also spent some time playing around with the XNA framework after being introduced to it due to a challenge on another forum. With a little more experience in hand I recently decided to take another shot at learning to work with OpenGL and again ended up here. Needless to say, I have fond feelings for this site, as its where I got my start. Because of that, I was excited to see that cprogramming.com had a message board -and an active one at that-.

    It may have been a lonely experience last time around, but its good to be back.

    ....Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to any here celebrating it!

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    Well, welcome. If you're going to post more, remember reading the rules, and the policies for homework and code tags at the top of the programming forums' thread pages.

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    I know thats all standard, but don't worry, your not getting another troublesome member. I've around around forums of all types more then enough, and even still I always glance over the rules.

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    Now get out there and set those n00bs straight
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Now get out there and set those n00bs straight
    Talk about specifying an impossible task .....
    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

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    grumpy is right. They grow in number far faster then us after all. We can hold our own, but I fear there is little more we can do to sway the tide. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fractur0x65 View Post
    I always glance over the rules.
    forums have rules!? O_o
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    Hard to tell at times isn't it? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fractur0x65 View Post
    grumpy is right. They grow in number far faster then us after all. We can hold our own, but I fear there is little more we can do to sway the tide. lol
    Kind of like the Flood...

    or the Zerg...

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    or Tribbles
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    Smile

    These two questions aren't specific to just one person, they're just general questions I felt like asking to everyone. Just for the sake of some friendly conversation.

    What made you want to program?
    What Compiler / IDE do you use?

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    The one in my sig because it's so simple and I like the environment.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Elysia: Yeah but, isn't that version expensive?

    I like Code::Blocks because it's very good and above all, free!

    Can you believe that in my college they're still using VS2006 and DevC++?! It makes you wanna laugh and cry at the same time!!

    The story about why and how i begun programming i've said it in another post. In a nutshell, i once asked my teacher how to make a program, she showed me and after that i just couldn't stop!...

    EDIT: I just noticed that you say that you're using C++0x. How? I thought it wasn't ready yet!
    Devoted my life to programming...

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    Yes, but I get it free from my college. The express version is free, too.
    The standard C++0x isn't finished yet, but it hasn't stopped compilers from implementing a subset of the standard. Visual Studio and GCC both have implemented C++0x features.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Long story short, I tried programming a while back when I was 17 and it's been a learning process since.
    It's one of those things that still interests me.
    I'm also using CodeBlocks. It's great and very economical.

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