This article is from the alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ Frequently Asked Questions. Compiled by Sunil Rao firstname.lastname@example.org.
First of all, do check to see if your question has not been been answered before. Look up any of the standard references on the language. If you can't find the answer, browse the group, lurk here for a few days, search the archives at Deja.com, read the relevant FAQs (including those of comp.lang.c and comp.lang.c++), and if you STILL can't find the answer, post by all means.
Note that you might not be the first ever learner to have run into your problems. There is a good chance that your question has been answered before.
Deja.com:http ://www.deja.com/ C FAQ: http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html C++ FAQ: http://www.cerfnet.com/~mpcline/c++-faq-lite/