This article is from the alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ Frequently Asked Questions. Compiled by Sunil Rao firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Answer adapted from the regular "Welcome to comp.lang.c" post by Billy Chambless and Tim Behrendsen)
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* Language Issues
C comp.lang.c, comp.lang.c.moderated C++ comp.lang.c++.moderated, comp.lang.c++ x86 assembly comp.lang.asm.x86
* Non-language-specific Issues
Algorithms comp.programming Graphics comp.graphics.algorithms
Another avenue worth exploring for general algorithms questions might be the bulletin board at the Analysis of Algorithms homepage based at http://pauillac.inria.fr/algo/AofA/ and mirrored at http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/mirror/INRIA/algo/AofA/.
There is a real difference between an algorithm and an implementation thereof. A question regarding an algorithm itself is, strictly speaking, off-topic though issues do get raised here in the absence of any good newsgroup to discuss them in. Questions relating to implementations are of course on-topic here.
The gcc compiler gnu.gcc DJGPP (gcc for DOS) comp.os.msdos.djgpp Borland C++ borland.public.cpp borland.public.cpp.language Borland C++Builder borland.public.cppbuilder borland.public.cppbuilder.language Visual C++ microsoft.public.vc.ide_general microsoft.public.vc.language Watcom C/C++ powersoft.public.watcom_c_c++.general CodeWarrior comp.sys.mac.programmer.codewarrior
MFC microsoft.public.vc.mfc comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.tools.mfc OWL borland.public.cpp.owl comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.tools.owl VCL borland.public.cppbuilder.vcl
* Operating Systems/System Specifics
DOS issues comp.os.msdos.programmer MS Windows comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.misc microsoft.public.win16.programmer.* microsoft.public.win32.programmer.* OS/2 comp.os.os2.programmer.misc Macintosh comp.sys.mac.programmer.misc General UNIX comp.unix.programmer Amiga comp.sys.amiga.programmer