Beginning in programming

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    Question Beginning in programming

    I am a beginner in programming, sure i did the lil html and stuff but as far as vb or c, c++ i have no experience. I want to get into programming and decided to either go with c or c++. Which one should i choose or should i start with and mess with. I have MS Visual C++ 6.0. can u program with C with a C++ program, lol... i heard things that you could. And could you give me sum pointers or tutorials i could also read for the new programmign language im about to begin, thanks alot.
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    One of the most important questions when deciding what programming you want to use on a daily basis, i.e. your primary programming language, is what do you want to program?

    Game (core), operating systems, database, and drivers:

    -learn C as your primary programming language. C++ second.

    Windows, Windows games (GUI), Internet, graphics, sound, video, and anything else I missed:

    -learn C++ as your primary programming language. C#, VB, and/or Java second.

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    [b]Game (core), operating systems, database, and drivers:

    -learn C as your primary programming language. C++ second. [b]

    I went this way. I choose C over C++ any day.

    "It's easier to shoot yourself in the foot with C, but when you do it with C++ you blow your whole leg off" -- I know, just a quote. I got a kick out of it when I heard it, though...
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    Ok, i currently have C++, can i program C with it. If not .... where can i get good utilities for programming with C. Pll have showed me links but i never know which program to download and i know nothing about c. I wanna learn but I dont even know what program to learn with. And what program does what... now that Ive learned a few terms, i understand a lil. can anyone help me? thanks. Im usually always on AIM: logikal1302
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    You can use Visual C++ compiler for C.

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    is it easy?
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    Any code you program in C will compile with a C++ compiler,
    C++ is just kind of an upgrade to C, hence the name, C++ (the ++ operator adds 1 to the variable )
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    Originally posted by Okiesmokie
    Any code you program in C will compile with a C++ compiler,
    C++ is just kind of an upgrade to C, hence the name, C++ (the ++ operator adds 1 to the variable )
    This statement is partially wrong. When C++ was "invented" it went off, of course, on it's own path. While it was doing this, C was still developing. So...
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    so garfield... are you saying that I can't compile C in a C++ compiler or are you just trying to correct okiesmokie?
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    At the level you are at, I think one can safely assume you can compile C with Visual Studio, or probably any C++ compiler. There are some differences between C and C++ but generally they are rather esoteric, and you don't come accross them until you've been in the game a while - some people never do.
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    Sorry, I was correcting Okiesmokie...
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    thanks adrian, thats the answer i was looking for
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    if you name a file with the extension .c in Visual C++ it will compile it with a C compiler
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    First of all if you own Visual C++ 6 than you can not write proper C++ programs, it is much better for writing C programs.

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    Originally posted by kuphryn
    Game (core), operating systems, database, and drivers:

    -learn C as your primary programming language. C++ second.

    Kuphryn
    Is it possible to write a operating system?
    why use C, not C++ ?

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