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    Ideas?

    I know this sounds silly but I've actually spent the last 30 minutes or so searching for something to do with C (tried searching for console application ideas and etc on Google, found nothing). I just learned all the basics and I DO NOT want to forget any of it. But I can't think of any useful console application to make. Anyone have any suggestions of what I could make with the ANSI standard C library? Just some ideas please. That would be a BIG help. Thanks.

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    Make a program that can:
    -get's an Employee information (i.e. Name, ID, Job, etc.) and then save the information to a file
    -read employee information from the file, and display it in a neat & clean manner
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    How about a calculator?

    You ask for an expression eg.
    1 + 5
    48 / 2
    1 + 5 / 5
    1 / 0

    and produce the answer
    1 + 5 = 6
    48 / 2 = 24
    1 + 5 / 5 = 2
    1 / 0 is an invalid expression

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    yeah, that's a good one too. Maybe a calculator is a little harder, too :/
    both are good practices.

    it took me about 10 minutes to make my idea, so it shouldn't take you too long.
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    An implementation of the "Game of Life"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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    Since you know the basics of C programming, you could go a step higher and get a book on algorithms and datastructures (or read about it on the internet) and do the excercises it contains. This would be both a useful practice of C programming and you'd learn about some very useful topics, like searching and sorting data, binary trees etc.

    Shiro

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