On Sat, 6 Oct 2007 20:53:00 +0100 "James Jeffery" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Also if anyone wants to recommend any other books on C++ feel free. For beginners, I'd highly recommend "C++ Primer" / Fourth Ed. by Stanley B. Lippman et. al. But if you're starting to learn programming from scratch, it's much easier to begin with a scripted language like Python (others prefer Ruby or Perl, which are fine too). Why? C++ and STL are a powerful combination, but there's a lot of pitfalls and gotchas that you won't experience elsewhere (not so much with C itself, but with C++). And the biggest shortcoming of Standard C++ is its lack of standard libraries for stuff like network I/O, etc. Whatever you'll use for that will be intrinsically platform dependent. By learning a scripting language like Python, you'll get instant portability for their standard library as well as over 99% 3rd party modules. Once you've accumulated enough experience there, you can always catch up on C++. Whatever you opt to do, happy hacking and enjoy the ride! :) -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"