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Know C, want to learn C++, which book is right

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I already know C (most of it), and my goal from the QBASIC days on was to learn C++.. I already know lots of VB, so most of the OOP wont be hard to learn.. I just wanted to know which book would be best for me.. thanks!

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You can try ''Teach Yourself C++ Third Edition'' By Hrbert Schildt.
It''s pretty good.
If you havent covered C properly you might want
''C++ from the Ground Up'' by the same author.
And if you think you''ll have any trouble with OOP design,
get
''Design Patterns'' I''ve forgotten the authors.

-Mezz

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Try "thinking in c++" by Bruce eckel.
You can read his book online on his website www.bruceeckel.com
It''a very good book and it covers all C++ standards with a lot of examples.


Good luck,
Yu Ominae

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Wow! Free books! Thanks!

BTW, there are 2 editions of the Thinking in C++
and 2 editions of Thinking in Java!!

Download the Java one and make a in-game scripting language or something!

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if u know c and vb ... its not "that" hard to get started in C++ ... at least if u look at some MSDN-Library-examples ...

the step from C to C++ isnt as big as the step from Basic to C (imo) ....

and u wont learn to use C++ with all of its features for your special problems from a book

but that are just my opinions ...

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Trust me, buy "Sam''s Teach your self C++ in 24 hours (second edition)" (author: Jesse Liberty)
That''s the one I''m using, and it teaches you almost all of what you need. It includes the DGJPP compiler along with it.

KA...
ME...
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From what Sams books I have read, and thats quite a few, they aren''t very good IMHO.

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A wise man once said "A person with half a clue is more dangerous than a person with or without one."

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you already know VB so OOP wont be hard to learn? Um, from what I understand VB is not yet a fully object oriented language, not untill release 7 will it include inheritance, polymorphism and encapsualtion capabilities. By all means, if you want to learn c++ as a language dont get a book based on c++ and the MFC''s, make sure it is a book based purley on the language of c++. You dont need all that microsoft crap to jumble up your mind until you understand what a class, let alone an MFC, actually is.

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I know what a class is.. mind you, its like a 'Type' from VB..
(A user defined data type) From what I understand, you've never
used Visual Basic..

        
// a class.. (C++)
class Person {
char Name
int Age
etc, etc
};


--------------------------------------------------------------
'Visual Basic 'Type'
' the ' is a VB comment, incase you didnt know

'type
Public Type Person
Name
Age
etc, etc
:
:
End Type



And by the way, everyone has different opinions..
yours seem the best to you. Maybe next time you
oppose someone's opinion, have some info to back
your opinion u , body really cares about
your opinion unless thiers is the same.

(sorry, I'm 13 and D+ed english)

-Phil

(And by the way, I admit Im 13 and I am a newbie at programming
games.. Im OK at programming)


Edited by - dark_stalker on July 23, 2000 11:12:16 PM

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quote:

oppose someone''s opinion, have some info to back
your opinion u ,

End quote


-The ''u'' was supposed to spell ''up'', I dont know what happened
:-)

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