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    Introduction?

    Is there no introduction forum here? Well anyway, I know a little bit (easy, basic stuff) to do with C++. I'm also not too bad with AutoIt, though I see there's nothing here for that. It happens to be a pretty simple language, but you can do anything C++ can with it if you're good enough. I learned programming flow and arrays easier with it as well. I also know very little batch, if you can even really call that a language (fun but not the best thing to mix with C++ as it's OS dependent which I'm sure most, if not all, of you know).

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    You have a learning curve ahead of you, good luck. Two concepts that will be new to you that are fundamentally important in C++ from the beginning:

    #1 Strong typing/type safety
    #2 Memory management

    The initial importance of the second one depends on whether you start with C style arrays or STL containers.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    >Is there no introduction forum here?
    Introduction forums are a waste of space, in my opinion. It's just a collection of "Hi! I'm new" posts and incessant rambling about things with which we have absolutely no interest. In fact, you'll find that very few people care enough to read introduction forums. A better introduction would be to simply jump in and ask questions or provide answers. Not only is that more productive, it's also a more effective way of introducing yourself in a context that matters to other members.

    But if you have an emotional need to feel welcome without any risk of getting burned by asking a stupid question or giving stupid answers, welcome to cboard!
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    Though they are an excellent place to collect all the 1-post drive-by's
    Even better if said posts are purged occasionally, it really helps to keep the board tidy.
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    Haha, hey, i would have agreed completely with Prelude, but there is a caveat...I have recently become obsessed with antiques, and as an absolute 'newbie' and really wanting to find out the value of a few things that have been handed down to me, I signed up to an antiques enthusiasts forum, .. and i felt like it would have been rude to just dive in and say 'well what is this item worth, i wanna know! ' and then 'sayonara.. so i felt it was only right to use their 'hello' board first. but thats only because I felt like i was going there 'cap in hand' which i suppose many 'homework advice', students etc etc are seeking here, I mean it will be a long time before i can really feel confident to contribute on that forum, purely down to the perceived esoteric nature of the game, which i have to say is how some new programmers may feel coming here. But then, i think having the introduction page simply adds to that feeling of, oh dear, these are some serious heads, ! And if it wasnt there then i would have just asked my questions no worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade3575 View Post
    It happens to be a pretty simple language, but you can do anything C++ can with it if you're good enough.
    since I do so enjoy being pedantic, I'll point out that you almost certainly cannot develop an operating system with AutoIt, and since it's windows-only, you can't develop unix/linux/mac applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    since I do so enjoy being pedantic, I'll point out that you almost certainly cannot develop an operating system with AutoIt, and since it's windows-only, you can't develop unix/linux/mac applications.
    Bad wording on my part (broke concept #1, way to go on my first post), should have said anything in the MSDN library (hope I'm right with that, but pretty sure I am as I've seen any Windows dll's being called). Also I don't really know enough to help the people here so there wasn't much options for me on posting. As for the 1-post drive-by's it could be avoided by simply not allowing posts to count there, therefore no harm done. A quick question to those that may know, when referring to people getting help with homework, does that include side projects (i.e. personal projects that you can't figure out but has nothing to do with grades or money, but does have to do with a community you're building it for) or just actual assignments from school or a course?

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    the policy remains the same. we won't do it for you unless you post it on the jobs board, in which case we'd expect some money in return. it's always best to show us what you've tried and ask for help in the specific area where you're having trouble.

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    The rule is generally a generalization of "we want you to know what you do". That is to say, it depends on your programming skill and knowledge.
    If you've proven yourself a programmer (like the regulars here), then you will find that people are willing to write medium-sized examples for you. If you are a newbie at programming, you will find that it won't happen as much.
    The same holds true to other things, such as the hacking/cracking rule. If a newbie comes in with some suspicious code, they immediately get a question asking why they want to do it. But if a regular does it, there is usually no question about whether it's legal or not.

    Simply put, the board strives to make sure that everyone who asks for help become real programmers, not some half-witted cheaters who generally cheats their way through things. That is why the rules exist the way they do. We want to make sure everyone who asks for help learn and know the fundamentals and portable, standard-compliant programming.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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