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Sat Jan 7 16:49:13 PST 2006
--- JD Arnold <jdarnold at buddydog.org> wrote:
> Danial Thom wrote:
> > --- Nicolas Blais <nb_root at videotron.ca>
> >> 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
> >>>> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
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> >>> I forgot to mention that I wish to work
> >> C/C++
> >>> Thanks again,
> >>> Sean
> >> There's a free C++ book which is great :
> >> You can also buy the hardcopy on Amazon.
> >> Nicolas
> > I'd recommend learning C before C++. In order
> > be an effective unix programmer you must
> > 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
> > 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:
The concept that skipping the education part of
it because C is too difficult is brilliant. I'll
bet you all the guys at Bell Labs know C though.
The question is, do you want to just write
programs or do you want to be a programmer? If
you buy a coffee table at AKEA and put it
together you're not a carpenter. Just as if you
slap together some C++ library code you're not a
programmer. There is a distinction.
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