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C++ is pretty much a spin-off of C, so if I know the of C++ and I needed to compile in C would have have troubles with it or do I need to learn C first before programming in C. Thanks

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Since C++ is almost a proper superset of C, nearly all valid C code is also valid C++ code, so a C++ compiler will generally also compile C code. Moreover, most of the major C++ compilers seem to have a C mode. This should not be a problem.

As for the OP''s question: There are differences between C and C++. If you''re a good C++ programmer it shouldn''t take you long to learn C, as you already know most of the basics and all of the syntax, but there are differences - memory allocation/deallocation and string handling are the most glaringly obvious, but then, in a language that has no explicit support for OOP, you will likely have to learn an entirely different style of programming (modern C has borrowed type-safe constants from C++, I know; did they also borrow inline functions, or do C programmers still use macros for this purpose?). (Of course, since many people treat C++ like C with a few goodies tacked onto it, that may or may not be a problem ...)

Then of course there is the question of why you would want to program in pure C rather than C++. There are some valid reasons and I shan''t deny it; I just hope not to hear "for speed reasons" ...

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