Another Newbie Question: C or C++

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Nov 11 15:02:37 PST 2003

Chris Howells <howells at> writes:

> On Monday 10 November 2003 23:23, Alex Kelly wrote:
> > So, it sounds like I should probably tackle C before C++.
> Not really, there's need to learn C if you just want to learn C++. Any decent 
> C++ book will teach you all you need to know without learning C specifically 
> first.

They are different languages, and shouldn't be viewed as depending on
each other.  [There is a myth that C++ is a superset of C, but this is
not really the case.]

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