On 2007-10-06, James Jeffery top-posted. [ please don't do that, it makes it very difficult to format responses correctly and makes it just about as hard to read and understand them ] > Hi all, thanks for the fast replys, much appreciated. > > Manolis: Yep, its the book by Jesse, i never believe them when they say > "in 24 hours", its a snag for them to sell the book, they just split it up > into 24 sections to make it look like its possible.
I'd personally consider getting a better book. Generally, as has been said, the "learn X in Y units_of_time" books are titled that way for marketability. You can't *possibly* learn C++ in 10 minutes, 24 hours, 21 days, or even a year. See also http://norvig.com/21-days.html and http://accu.org/index.php/book_reviews for book reviews. > Roland: Ive been working with PHP over the past 2 years, i understand > the basics such as data types, functions, arrays, variables, objects ect, > but i want to challenge myself and learn something that will benifit me > when looking for work after uni, i've got another 4 years of learning before > i complete my software engineering degree. PHP isn't really a programming language. It's more a fancy templating system that happens to be able to use extensions that can provide C style linkage. That said, I laude you for your desire to learn a real programming language, and agree with the recommendation that you start with something a bit higher level. Perl, for example, ships with absolutely top-notch documentation, and generally speaking, its third-party extensions have similar documentation quality. Best Regards, Christopher Nehren -- <apeiron> Yaakov, And it seems to me that the only people going on about "freedom" these days are RMS and Bush. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"