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New to C++

#11StarksPosted 6/1/2012 12:25:22 AM
C and C++ are flexible but a pain to code.

Go Java or Python.
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#12SpacewhizguyPosted 6/1/2012 4:20:43 AM
Erik212 posted...
Don't use Visual Basic. Just start out with a command line editor like vim and use g++ to compile.


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#13nobleisthynamePosted 6/1/2012 8:25:16 AM
From: Spacewhizguy | #012
Erik212 posted...
Don't use Visual Basic. Just start out with a command line editor like vim and use g++ to compile.


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? vim is amazing.
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#14levelxplanePosted 6/1/2012 8:58:14 AM
nobleisthyname posted...
From: Spacewhizguy | #012
Erik212 posted...
Don't use Visual Basic. Just start out with a command line editor like vim and use g++ to compile.


Trololo

? vim is amazing.




yeahh. I use vim and g++ on my schools UNIX server. its cool, but I like done oid the features on standalone compilers likr code:: blocks
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#15SpacewhizguyPosted 6/1/2012 11:27:45 AM
nobleisthyname posted...
? vim is amazing.


Yeah, let's recommend a command line interface and a text editor with basically no debugger to someone new to programming.

This is why you guys aren't CS teachers/professors and should never be.
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#16nobleisthynamePosted 6/1/2012 12:26:08 PM
Spacewhizguy posted...
Yeah, let's recommend a command line interface and a text editor with basically no debugger to someone new to programming.

This is why you guys aren't CS teachers/professors and should never be.


Well, that's what my professors started me off with back when I was a freshman and I came out just fine. But that's besides the point. I misunderstood you. I thought you were implying that vim wasn't a powerful tool to code with.
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#17MaestroSSXPosted 6/1/2012 12:33:45 PM
notepad++
sooooo good
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#18BA_in_BSPosted 6/1/2012 12:48:56 PM
The free version of Visual Studio isn't bad. The problem is that the bloated IDEs are really complex, therefore complicated, and slow.

The nice things about IDEs is they bring many features to the table. Some can make your life easier. Many people just use a nice text editor (textmate, notepad ++), some scripts, and a compiler to build projects.

I'd say try both ways, find what you like better. Even if you just write a hello world in a big IDE like VS, it's a decent learning experience because it's such a contrast from the minimalist vim+gcc world.
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#19little_spedvePosted 6/1/2012 1:15:53 PM
I learned Python a few months ago and i am surprised how easy it is. You can use Notepad++ to make code, but you can also use the GUI that comes with Python.
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#20The cranky hermitPosted 6/1/2012 2:48:40 PM(edited)
The free version of Visual Studio isn't bad. The problem is that the bloated IDEs are really complex, therefore complicated, and slow.

I wouldn't say that VS is any slower than I can type. It's only when I get into crazy designer stuff where VS takes awhile to respond to what seem like fairly simple queries, and you wouldn't have access to that stuff in Vim or whatever anyway.
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