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Postby Bazman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:59 pm

Just to follow up on the letter in the lastest issue,

I too would like to see a course in C++ programming covered. Ideally using C++ to solve a series of real world problems.


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Postby purplepenguin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:36 pm

for the c programing request

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Postby reklan » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:10 am

+1 as well for me on this...
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Postby dhester » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:26 am

++1 for me
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Postby Nuke » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:40 pm

The letter complains of lack of attention that C++ has, but I don't recall much attention given to C either, despite the fact that Linux is written in C. As C++ is a superset of C, let's have something on C first.

I have dabbled in C, largely relying on an old (1990) secondhand book on Turbo C++. The first half of the book teaches C, then goes on to C++. The book assumes DOS is your platform (!) and many things have clearly changed since then anyway such as gets(), which the book uses all over the place, now being deprecated; but I don't want to buy another book until and unless I find one specific to gcc. I have not found any good tutorials on the Web either.

Despite it being a superset of C, C++ code looks radically different to my eyes, and ugly with it. I have known, or know of, C coders who say that C++ is indeed horrible, including Linus Torvalds himself :-


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Postby Bruno » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:46 pm

+1 from me. Can we have some C++/Qt, too?
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Postby xenopeek » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:40 pm

+1 from me. With projects like KDE and many KDE applications using C++ as a core language, shining some light for C++ will be interesting I think!
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