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#1 Moth   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 24 January 2002 - 07:56 PM

I''ve been programming games (in VB and then Lingo) off-and-on for the past three years or so. I''ve done OOP in Lingo. What I''d like is advice on either book(s) or tutorials that will give me a running start on C++, without assuming I''m a clueless newbie when it comes to programming in general. I have a copy of Visual C++ 5, if that matters... Any suggestions?

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Posted 24 January 2002 - 08:11 PM

Yup I have Herbert Schildt''s "C++ from the ground up" 3rd ed.
It''s a cracker. I''ve also read "C++ in 24 hours" and thought it sucked from a readability POV. Schildt''s book is very relaxed and readable. It tells you lots of "nice" things to know too about what style is good with regard to various bit of C++ syntax and so on - useful because C++ is a bit cluttered.

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Posted 24 January 2002 - 09:47 PM

look into Schildt''s other book: C++ the complete reference. its pretty good

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 05:24 PM

Thanks! That sounds just about right, and I like what people are saying on Amazon too... hmm. Although now I can't decide which of the two is more likely to be my speed... hopefully I can find both locally, so I can compare & contrast before purchasing...

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Posted 28 January 2002 - 02:07 AM

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Posted 28 January 2002 - 10:51 AM

no contest at all. If you are smart you will buy "The C++ Programming Language 3rd (or special) edition" by Bjarne Stroustrup. He made C++ so he understands it quite well as you can imagine. Or you can be dumb and not buy it, less competition for me.




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