Mar 19 2007, 06:51 PM
I'm learning C++, but I'm thinking that it would be nice to learn C instead/first. Does anybody know of any good tutorials, either web pages or downloadable PDFs?
I'll probably end up picking up a book later, but I'd like to start out without an investment.
Thanks in advance.
Mar 19 2007, 07:47 PM
I'd stick to the pure C++ learning; C isn't so much a stop on the road to C++ as it is a detour that gets you lost in the woods somewhere with no petrol or food while the wolves start closing in.
Once you know the fundamentals of C++ then C isn't hard to read or work with. But C-style thinking is a serious handicap to developing the proper object-oriented design skills C++ requires.
Mar 19 2007, 10:40 PM
Bruce Eckel's "Thinking in C++" Volume one has an early chapter summarizing C. I think that's all you have to know. Things beyond discussed there is usually dangerous or misleading to use.http://mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html
I find Bruce Eckel's books (!free!) easy to follow and useful for later reference. Highly recommended.
Mar 20 2007, 03:44 AM
I actually got around to talking to some other people, and they said the same thing, so I guess I'll stick with C++ for the moment.
Anyway, thanks for your help, and I'll look at that link.
Mar 26 2007, 06:51 PM
Also, Learning C++, put out by oreilly publishing is a good book, but it costs about $40 USD. Also, as a reference, check out www.cprogramming.com, it's sort of high level for a beginner, but good to know about
Mar 28 2007, 04:41 AM
Most primers on C++ will cover a bit of C. I find the C reference guide in msdn.microsoft.com useful as it is basically ansi c. Just ignore the windows and platform api portions.
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