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Know any good books on C or C++?

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Posted 29 April 2000 - 06:34 AM

I am looking to learn C or C++ programming and would like any recommendations on good starter books. I have done some programming in the past (in my college days), but that was in Fortran and Turbo Pascal. What I am looking for specifically is a book that teaches the basics. I would prefer that it use Linux as its teaching platform, but that isn't a requirement. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 29 April 2000 - 10:07 AM

Sams "teach yourself C in 21 days" was a pretty good book. I used it to learn the basics before my highschool c++ class and it did help. They do have a c++ version now from what i've heard so you might want to look into that.

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Posted 29 April 2000 - 11:44 AM

Thanks. I was trying to jumpstart some posts here so I had to pick something from my list of things I had questions about currently. I will check that book out.

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Posted 29 April 2000 - 12:00 PM

You might also want to check out "Using C++"...Can't remember the author right now, but it's published by QUE. It's a little more in depth than "C++ in 21 days", but I found it more helpful...

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Posted 29 April 2000 - 05:55 PM

No no, you are all wrong, i just finished my course on C programming, and i have a good book on it, its called:

"Problem solving and program design is C"

Plus i can get you my old lecture notes if you want from my degree, and i can give you the problems and solutions that we where tested on!

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Posted 21 November 2000 - 03:28 AM

Good source of C++ book reviews is
which includes not only recommendations but a review of what to avoid, as well as some excellent C++ tips and guidance. Also at http://www.idinews.com/freeware.html there are some free downloadable C++ class definitions.

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Posted 11 August 2001 - 04:53 PM

If you can get some of your old lecture notes on C, that would be perfect. I need some of the examples that you guys have already had in class.