kiffin.gish at planet.nl
Sat Jan 7 12:27:37 PST 2006
Just finished 'Accelerated C++' as a refresher and can highly recommend it
(though it is a bit advanced for a novice).
Kiffin Rex Gish
Gouda, The Netherlands
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of JD Arnold
> Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 21:25
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Programming Book(s)
> Danial Thom wrote:
> > --- Nicolas Blais <nb_root at videotron.ca> wrote:
> >> On January 2, 2006 04:52 pm, Sean wrote:
> >>> Sean wrote:
> >>>> Looking for recommendations on any Unix
> >> programming books.
> >>>> I have been out of things for a while so I
> >> would put my skill level back
> >>>> to the beginning.
> >>>> Thanks
> >>>> Sean
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> >>> I forgot to mention that I wish to work with
> >> C/C++
> >>> Thanks again,
> >>> Sean
> >> There's a free C++ book which is great :
> > http://mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html
> >> You can also buy the hardcopy on Amazon.
> >> Nicolas
> > I'd recommend learning C before C++. In order to
> > be an effective unix programmer you must master
> > the C language, as you'll have to examine and
> > modify code in C to do anything substantial.
> > Virtually all major programs and kernels are 'C'
> > based.
> I think, in general, this is wrong. And I think many
> "professionals" also feel that learning C++ is the way to go.
> If you just learning,
> you might as well start with C++. For many good reasons, see
> Stroustrup's answer himself:
> Jonathan Arnold (mailto:jdarnold at buddydog.org)
> Daemon Dancing in the Dark, a FreeBSD weblog:
> UNIX is user-friendly. It's just a bit picky about who its
> friends are.
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