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c and c#? i want to learn c as my main language.... but i cant do that til i get my new computer... then there is c#... another language i want to learn. what im wondering how different are the two?

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They have nothing in common whatsoever except for curly braces and C in their name. Everything else that looks the same just looks the same, but is completely unrelated.

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Significantly different.

(ignoring the requirement of a new computer to learn C, which is poppycock; and the questionable utility of aiming for C to be your primary language)

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personally I think C# is easier, since it's better for OOP, RAD; and it got gc

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Depends on what you wanna do.

For example, if you wanna write an OS from scratch, C is better (but writing the OS will still be impossible lol).
If you wanna make a simple GUI app, C# is much easier and probably better.

Those are just examples.

Personally, I think C has little use unless you're dealing with some low-level stuff, otherwise C++ is a better choice. C and C++ are similar, but C++ supports many more useful features since it's an extended version of the language. C# was a completely new one, simply somewhat based on C/C++.

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For example, if you wanna write an OS from scratch, C is better (but writing the OS will still be impossible lol).

Cosmos and SharpOS are both made in C#. However most microcontrollers are made with assembler or C and this is the only area, as far as I can see where C is needed.

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the only reason i want to learn C is because you can develop games for the psp.
C# lets me make games for the 360 and zune (with xna)
but id rather develop for the psp... so is C# or C easier?

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