Re: To go with Go or C/C++?

Bo Persson <>
Thu, 02 May 2013 19:29:24 +0200
Scott Lurndal skrev 2013-05-02 19:06:

Bo Persson <> writes:

Gerald Breuer skrev 2013-05-01 20:44:

Learn C first because you need a magnitude of time less to learn.
Then learn C++ and forget some idioms of C-programming.

The problem is that you have to forget A LOT of C, like

Why? It all still works in C++. That's a benefit.

No, it's a big disadvantage because C++ has better tools for this. Why
not learn them first?


std::string s = t;


char * s = malloc(strlen(t) + 1);
strcpy(s, t);

// and much later:


and guess which is easier to learn (without missing the meaning of the
+1, or forgetting the free).

printf and scanf
C string handling
pointers and arrays
malloc and free
inventing odd names instead of overloaded functions
typedef struct
prefixed names instead of namespaces
pass-by-pointer instead of pass-by-reference
that << and >> are some odd bit shifting instead of I/O operators

   And here you are joking, right? Or do you truely think that bit shifting
   and C++ don't mix?

No, but I believe a new student shouldn't START there. You can learn
that later, if and when you need it.

Bo Persson

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