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Hi, I have a couple of questions that some of you may can answer. First and foremost: I''m learning C++ now via two books Practical C++ By Rob McGregor and C++ Primer Plus 3rd Ed. by Stephen Prata. The thing is, both of these books say in the beginning that all of the code can be compiled in Visual C++ 5.0 or higher, Borland C++, and other GPL C++ compilers. And, I understand both books cover ANSI/ISO C++ standards. Is there a book that teaches you all of the features of the Visual C++ 6.0 IDE as well as Microsofts own add-ons like MFCs, etc? I look on the top 15 book list and there are no books listed explicitly as Visual C++. Another question that comes to mind. I currently have a copy of Visual C++ 6 Standard Edition. Being that I am wanting to learn game programming, is Standard Edition fine enough, or should I go as far as to buy Professional Edition? My second question is: Is there any good tutorials that explain Pointers, and concepts associated with pointers? I am a little confused about it. I have read both texts on the concept of pointers but I need one or two more good sources just so I can get it straight in my head. Thanks for your time, David Bowles

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Another question that comes to mind. I currently have a copy of Visual C++ 6 Standard Edition. Being that I am wanting to learn game programming, is Standard Edition fine enough, or should I go as far as to buy Professional Edition?

Standard is more than good enough.
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My second question is: Is there any good tutorials that explain Pointers, and concepts associated with pointers? I am a little confused about it.

No one understands pointers when they first read about them. The only way to really understand them is to use them. Try writing a linked list, it''s a very pointer intensive (yet relatively basic) data structure.

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