Re: learning c and c++
From: Mike Wahler (mkwahler_at_mkwahler.net)
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 18:03:58 GMT
"maurizio" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have started since few days programming c and c++
First, in my opinion it is a big mistake to try to
learn two separate computer languages at the same time,
especially two as complex as C and C++. Further exacerbating
the problem is that C and C++ are similar enough as to confuse
even the most discerning mind as to the correct use of either.
>and I haven't found good
> books, articles, examples.
Another problem is that there is a plethora of incorrect
information about C and C++ (especially C++) available on
the Internet. It seems that perhaps you want to protect
against this, so I applaud you for coming here first to
seek advice about learning materials.
>Could someone help me to find something very good
> to learn fast and good?
First I strongly advise you to choose one language or the other,
learn it first, then learn the other. (You may have heard others
say that knowledge of C is necessary in order to learn C++. This
is patently untrue).
Having said all this, you can see peer reviews and recommendations
of books on C and C++ at the web site of the "Association of C and
C++ Users", at www.accu.org . I recommend obtaining at least two
books on each desired language, more would be better, but of course
one's budget must be considered.
And of course you can come to this newsgroup to ask questions and
discuss particular issues, concerns, and problems you might have
with learning either or both languages.
Finally, be sure to see this newsgroup's FAQ document:
It has links to many useful resources, as well as to separate
FAQ documents for each langauge, C and C++.