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C++ Beginner

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Ok first off im new at C++, and i wana get to know it for my new job. So what wana ask first is what do i open to type in first off, can i use anything Example:"wordpad, microsoft word, notepad exc..."
Oct 1 '06 #1
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yes, but you'd better to you a code editor to do that, example Turbo C++...
Oct 1 '06 #2

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Microsoft Visual C++ Express 2005 is available for free from their website, and it is a complete itengrated development environment. That means it includes the text editor as well as all the compile a debug tools built right into the same package. I know some people hate Microsoft, but it's free and it works well.
Oct 1 '06 #3

Loismustdie129
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I have this same question. I was wondering can C and C++ be typed in and executed in the same place or do they need seperate places to operate. Or is there any difference between the two at all, sorry if this sounds stupid or something.
Oct 1 '06 #4

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There are a number of differences between C and C++. C++ is the later generation language and it understands C syntax although some of the type converstion rules tend to stop you compiling C and C++.

Generally C code exists in XXXXX.c files and C++ code exists in xxxxx.cpp files. The object files created from compiling these files can be linked into a single program with the code has been written correctly.

The most obvious difference between C and C++ is the existence of Classes, Templates and Overloading in C++ which are unavailable in C but there are a number of other things.
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