Newbie: The C / C++ Issue

Lucas Holt luke at
Tue Nov 11 19:03:07 PST 2003

> You can't learn C++ without learning C first.  So I'd suggest you 
> become
> intimiately familiar with C, and then move on to the advanced concepts 
> and
> features that C++ provides once you want/need to use them.
> --
> Matt Emmerton

Thats not entirely accurate.  Western Michigan University only teaches 
C++, and i can tell you that most C topics like pointers and printf 
have never come up in class.  C style strings are it, and they didn't 
even explain those.  This is a common misconception.

you can go your whole life without
only using
cout << "hello world" << endl;

Lucas Holt
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