(OT) C++ forums

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 17:32:59 UTC 2009

H.S. wrote:
> Robert Parker wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 10:44 PM, H.S. <hs.samix at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Sandy Harris wrote:
>>>> Robert Parker <rlp1938 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> So far I am impressed but am rather new to C++ so could any of you
>>>>> folk advise me about a good forum for my inevitable questions?
>>>> comp.lang.c++ newsgroup
>>>> http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite/
>>> Mind you, this is not for learning programming according to the C++
>>> extremists there. The group is solely to discuss the C++ standard. If
>>> one asks general programming questions there which deviate even slightly
>>> from the C++ standard, he is flamed to cinders.
>> I've been reading from the above link and from what I read your
>> comment does seem to fit that scenario. So where should I go instead?
> First, it is difficult for anything to replace a good text book on
> programming in C++. The one you mentioned above is a reference and might
> appear to be more concise than what is comfortable at the intro level.
> Try consulting other books too which are a bit more explanatory.
> Remember, there are three major aspects of programming. One is thinking
> about the algorithm to be implemented. The other is the actual
> implementation of that using the source code. Finally, to actually
> realize that program, you need to compile it and run it.
> So, see if there is newsgroup specifically for learning how to program
> in C++. If not, I think there is a news group for algorithms (or is it
> for general programming methodology, not sure). That could be a start,
> but it is likely to be a lower traffic newsgroup and may contain traffic
> for various programming languages as well.
> The other choice is to try a linux newsgroup where spectrum of questions
> includes how to use programming tools in Linux environment, if you can
> frame it nicely, otherwise they will just try to push to the C++ group
> (yes, this catch-22 situation happens).
> There is also a newsgroup on numerical computation where numerical
> algorithms are discussed.
> For compiling and running part, I would just try any Linux distro group
> ("How do I compile this program that I wrote? Am I missing any libraries?").
> So, basically, you have to try out a few things to settle on which best
> suits you.
> And, finally, refer google. There is tons of information on learning C++
> on the web. Many places have this info in a very elegant manner which is
> more or less unlikely to be found in anybody's comments to your posts on
> any newsgroups.
> If I were you, I would start by searching for "how to learn C++
> programming" and similar keywords in google. Read up the few web pages
> to get an idea of the general methodology, refer liberally to a text
> book, do examples and post specific questions on mailing lists or
> newsgroups as they come along.
> Good luck.
    I suggest "C++ Programming: From Problem Analysis to Program 
Design", D.S. Malik, Course Technology, Thomson Learning. 2002

    This is the text used at New Mexico State University and I bought 
the book and it is quite good.



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