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alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ Frequently Asked Questions



This document is a FAQ list for the newsgroup alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++. It provides readers with a framework and a set of guidelines for posting here, in addition to answering a number of questions newcomers here tend to ask.

-01 What is the purpose of this newsgroup?
acll.c-c++ 01 What is the purpose of this newsgroup?
-02 What is C/C++?
acll.c-c++ 02 What is C/C++?
-03 So, are C and C++ not so similar after all?
acll.c-c++ 03 So, are C and C++ not so similar after all?
-04 What is the difference between this newsgroup and comp.lang.c or comp.lang.c++?
acll.c-c++ 04 What is the difference between this newsgroup and comp.lang.c or comp.lang.c++?
-05 What kind of questions may be asked here?
acll.c-c++ 05 What kind of questions may be asked here?
-06 I have a burning question about XXX. What should I do first?
acll.c-c++ 06 I have a burning question about XXX. What should I do first?
-07 What other points should I make note of BEFORE posting here?
acll.c-c++ 07 What other points should I make note of BEFORE posting here?
-08 I posted a homework question, but got no help; only sarcastic responses. Why?
acll.c-c++ 08 I posted a homework question, but got no help; only sarcastic responses. Why?
-09 Why are questions relating to Windows, Graphics, Sockets etc. off-topic here?
acll.c-c++ 09 Why are questions relating to Windows, Graphics, Sockets etc. off-topic here?
-10 What are some other related groups where I might post questions?
acll.c-c++ 10 What are some other related groups where I might post questions?
-11 HELP! My program does not work correctly. What do I do now?
acll.c-c++ 11 HELP! My program does not work correctly. What do I do now?
-12 What online tutorials exist for learning C and C++?
acll.c-c++ 12 What online tutorials exist for learning C and C++?
-13 What should I look for when picking a book to learn from?
acll.c-c++ 13 What should I look for when picking a book to learn from?
-14 What are the best books I can learn C from?
acll.c-c++ 14 What are the best books I can learn C from?
-15 What are the best books I can learn C++ from?
acll.c-c++ 15 What are the best books I can learn C++ from?
-16 Why do many experts not think very highly of Herbert Schildt's books?
acll.c-c++ 16 Why do many experts not think very highly of Herbert Schildt's books?
-17 Where can I get a free C or C++ compiler?
acll.c-c++ 17 Where can I get a free C or C++ compiler?
-18 What good websites/online references exist for C and C++?
acll.c-c++ 18 What good websites/online references exist for C and C++?
-19 Should I learn C before learning C++?
acll.c-c++ 19 Should I learn C before learning C++?
-20 What is the difference between C++ and Visual C++?
acll.c-c++ 20 What is the difference between C++ and Visual C++?
-21 What is portability? Why are so many people concerned about it?
acll.c-c++ 21 What is portability? Why are so many people concerned about it?
-22 How do I BEGIN to write C or C++ under Visual or Borland C++?
acll.c-c++ 22 How do I BEGIN to write C or C++ under Visual or Borland C++?
-23 HELP! My program seems to compile correctly, but when it runs, a DOS window flashes and then vanishes.
acll.c-c++ 23 HELP! My program seems to compile correctly, but when it runs, a DOS window flashes and then vanishes.
-24 Why doesn't this FAQ cover language issues?
acll.c-c++ 24 Why doesn't this FAQ cover language issues?
-25 Where can I obtain a copy of the standards for C and C++?
acll.c-c++ 25 Where can I obtain a copy of the standards for C and C++?
-26 HELP! I get errors when I try to compile "hello, world"!
acll.c-c++ 26 HELP! I get errors when I try to compile
-27 Which language should I learn first then - C or C++?
acll.c-c++ 27 Which language should I learn first then - C or C++?
-28 Why are C and C++ so popular and widely-used?
acll.c-c++ 28 Why are C and C++ so popular and widely-used?
-29 Why is this FAQ so grumpy/terse/curt/unfriendly?
acll.c-c++ 29 Why is this FAQ so grumpy/terse/curt/unfriendly?









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