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dasmann
09-04-2007, 11:43 AM
Is it a bad idea to learn both Java and C++ at the same time? Just wondering if it would be confusion and if it would be better to learn one, then the other.

Thanks!

MacGyver
09-04-2007, 11:45 AM
Learning almost any two languages at the same time is a bad idea. Pick one and learn it.

QuantumPete
09-04-2007, 11:47 AM
I know this will invite a lot of criticism :P but I'd learn C++ first, because it's harder, then Java will be easier to learn.

QuantumPete

brewbuck
09-04-2007, 11:55 AM
Is it a bad idea to learn both Java and C++ at the same time?

It might be possible, as there are a lot of similar concepts. But the potential for confusion is very high. For instance, C++ has a "virtual" keyword, but Java doesn't. You might then assume that Java has no virtual functions... But this is not the case.

Also, as you learn both languages, I guarantee that you will grow to absolutely despise at least one of them. I've never seen somebody who absolutely "loved" both Java and C++, although I've seen plenty who are quite skilled with both.

dasmann
09-04-2007, 11:58 AM
Thanks, I'm learning C++ now, just kind of need to learn JAVA for a job also. But C++ is just more interesting to me.