Trying to get into programming C++ etc.

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Post Jul 1st '12, 18:16

Hi guys I was just wondering if any of you have any advice/pointers/recommended reading materials you could share with me cause I'm trying to learn C and C++ but I really don't know where to start.

P.S. Does Weland work in windows xp?
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Post Jul 1st '12, 18:56

FlashMan1294 wrote:Hi guys I was just wondering if any of you have any advice/pointers/recommended reading materials you could share with me cause I'm trying to learn C and C++ but I really don't know where to start.

P.S. Does Weland work in windows xp?
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Start here. Better yet, skip C and learn this.

Learn C on the Macintosh was my first book. I do not recommend it.
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Post Jul 1st '12, 19:41

Yes Weland works with XP
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Post Jul 1st '12, 19:52

Taking a class/buying a book is probably the best way to go, but I learned the C++ standard library using this reference, and using google for compiler errors I didn't understand or anything like OpenGL/SDL that goes beyond the standard library.

I just copied example programs to get familiar with syntax, then tried to come up with other programs (calculators/tools, text-based games, pong, basic game engines etc.) to code that used what I'd already learned. It takes some self discipline if you want to learn that way though, and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it since you probably won't have anyone telling you when your code is sloppy/inefficient/absolutely-terrible-despite-the-fact-that-it-at-least-compiles.
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Post Jul 1st '12, 20:22

Thanks For the references!
Anyway my long term goal is to get into sdl/opengl C++ with the goal of perfecting a PSP port of A1.
Also, I never bother checking to see if Weland worked on xp: I always assumed it was mac only.
It can run on craptacular comps, right?

Sorry, no job, so no cash for indulgences.
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