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Is the old C++ Workshop on this site good?

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https://www.gamedev.net/forums/forum/41-cpp-workshop/

 

Thats the workshop I am referring to.  It is over ten years old, but I imagine it is pretty good.  It follows a professional book as a guide, and scrolling through it I can tell a lot of effort went into it.  So my question is, as someone completely new to C++ and not much programming experience in general, is that workshop still good? If I did it would i likely run into a lot of bugs and stuff because its ten years old?

 

 

Thanks for the help.

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I haven't read it, but being 10 years old it will be teaching C++98 / C++03, whereas modern compilers will support C++/11/14/17 now.
This shouldn't be an issue as these modern compilers are backwards compatible with old C++98/03 code, but you just won't be learning any of the new tricks that are available these days.

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In addition to what Hodgman said, you may need to do some additional work to adapt the content for modern software: the interface will likely be different, and some options may have moved or been renamed. Error or warning text may be different, and some things previously thought ok may now generate warnings.

As a decade old archived forum, there may be some formatting issues (in particular, some content may be missing line breaks) with the older content, and some links might be broken.

 

If you don't mind the additional work of sorting this out, you could probably go through the workshop and just ask any questions in one of our active forums. :)

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