Re: C going to C++
From: Claudio Puviani (puviani_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 14:49:40 GMT
"Kevin Torr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> I've been using C for some time now and I would
> like to take my first leap into C++. I should warn
> you that I have little or no experience with visual
> C++, though I do have some experience with different
> OOP languages.
> I am using Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0.
> I would like to create a very simple program to
> begin with:
> A dialog box, say 320x240 in size, with file->exit and
> help->about menus.
> [rest snipped]
This isn't going to help you learn C++ any more than getting thrown in a
crate and shipped to Wisconsin will help you learn how to fly a plane.
You'll be spending all your energy trying to figure out the aspects of
programming the graphical interface and practically none learning anything
meaningful about C++.
As boring as it may seem, you'll learn far more by avoiding GUIs, databases,
and other platform-specific distractions and by modeling various problems
using the core C++ language and libraries. Once you're comfortable with
that, it will be a lot easier to expand into other territories.