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Which is a good project to develop online in C++, say on sourceforge ?
Deciding factors:
* learn C++, particularly topics tended to be overlooked (exceptions,
templates)
* lead on to something commercial, but with some depth (most things
mathematical / algebraic are cool)
* who is interested ?

What else should be taken into consideration ?

Jun 23 '06 #1
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vf***@talktalk.net wrote:
Which is a good project to develop online in C++, say on sourceforge ?
Deciding factors:
* learn C++, particularly topics tended to be overlooked (exceptions,
templates)
* lead on to something commercial, but with some depth (most things
mathematical / algebraic are cool)
* who is interested ?

What else should be taken into consideration ?


huh?

Jun 23 '06 #2

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vf***@talktalk.net wrote:
Which is a good project to develop online in C++, say on sourceforge ?
Deciding factors:
* learn C++, particularly topics tended to be overlooked (exceptions,
templates)
It probably should be a relatively new project, because those tend to use
those features more frequently.
* lead on to something commercial, but with some depth (most things
mathematical / algebraic are cool)
What exactly do you mean by "something commercial, but with some depth"?
* who is interested ?
In what?
What else should be taken into consideration ?


I'd suggest to pick a software that will be useful for you. That way, it's
much more fun than developing something only for other people. That's what
Raymond calls "scratch an itch" - write software because you need it.

Jun 23 '06 #3

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Rolf Magnus wrote:
vf***@talktalk.net wrote:
Which is a good project to develop online in C++, say on sourceforge ?
Deciding factors:
* learn C++, particularly topics tended to be overlooked (exceptions,
templates)
It probably should be a relatively new project, because those tend to use
those features more frequently.


OK, but why is a new project more likely to use those ?
* lead on to something commercial, but with some depth (most things
mathematical / algebraic are cool)


What exactly do you mean by "something commercial, but with some depth"?


Use of algorithms / science / art. Rather than "shallow programming"
where you are just using an API or dev enviroment to make something
shallow like a list of records for some secretary, not that that sort
of work is easy it can be quite intricate writing stored procedures on
databases.. commercial but shallow.
* who is interested ?


In what?


In such a project.
What else should be taken into consideration ?


I'd suggest to pick a software that will be useful for you. That way, it's
much more fun than developing something only for other people. That's what
Raymond calls "scratch an itch" - write software because you need it.


Interesting debates. google Raymond "scratch an itch"

Jun 24 '06 #4

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> > I'd suggest to pick a software that will be useful for you. That way, it's
much more fun than developing something only for other people. That's what
Raymond calls "scratch an itch" - write software because you need it.


hmm, not so easy.

Jun 24 '06 #5

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