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C++ - How,what,just..what? XD someone help!

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by satanicguardian, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. satanicguardian

    satanicguardian Thread Starter

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    Just been researching C++ out of curiousity because i wanted to start playing with basic programming, and wikipedia has just confused me, what is it, what purposes does it serve, what format is it in, how can i develop it etc?

    Thanks XD
     
  2. jalicia18

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    you mean the basic programming script of c++ ?

    #include <iostream>
    string name = "C";
    cout << "What is your name: ";
    cin >> name;
    cout << name;
    ---------------------
    When you press Enter, here's the output
    Output
    What is your name: C
     
  3. -Fabez-

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    C++ serves the purpose of being a programming language and a powerful one at that. A source file will be in text format, the output will mostly be in executable format. You can develop in C++ by downloading a compiler which is piece of software which takes the source and makes it understandable to the computer. Visual C++ or Dev-C++ are both good compilers you could take a look at.
     
  4. JimmySeal

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    Any introductory book on C++ aimed at complete beginners should give you a good introduction to the language. Wikipedia-ing C++ isn't going to be very illuminating if you don't know anything about programming yet.
     
  5. jalicia18

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    i know it's .cpp extension.
     
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    I'm sure this will generate plenty of controversy but IMO all programming languages are pretty much the same, except possibly in their learning curve. They all serve the same purpose (writing programs) and offer the same basic functionality (variables, branching, iteration). Some go beyond those basics which makes them easier to use 'once you learn them' but even the advanced functions are usually nothing more than a streamlined way to use the basic functions. (Like you can use addition/subtraction for multiplication/division, but using multiplication/division directly is faster.)

    Most 'language' software includes an integrated development environment (IDE) and those can be significantly different-but they aren't really the language. Just like Internet access isn't email although most ISP's seem to lump them together.
     
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