## c++ tutorials and lessons

vurdlak
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Post: #1
I started wrting c lessons for absoulute begginers to advanced users, I think material can be considered quality, and my students learn programming with this stuff. If you wish feel free to start reading it.Its only 8 lessons for now so maybe could be easier for you to start following it now in the beginning. Hope I helped..materials will be published on daily base. Enjoy now, or later when I reach more advanced topics...

Also if you come across mistakes please comment them. thnks
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Post: #2
I am not seeing anything about pointers. Pointers should be taught right from the start, IMO, especially in C++. I'd put pointers right after explaining integers. I've seen my share of people going through a programming class and having completely missed out on pointers.
vurdlak
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Post: #3
can someone help me how to format my code so it doens all come up like this with no spaces and tabs? i use blogger. thank you!

if (d > 0)
{
/* results are real numbers */
q = pow (d, 1./2);
x1 = (-b + q)/(2*a);
x2 = (-b - q)/(2*a);
printf ("X1=%f X2=%f\n", x1, x2);
}
else if (d == 0)
{
/* thereâ€™s only one result */
x1 = -b/(2*a);
printf ("X1=X2=%f\n", x1);
}
else
{
/* results are conjugated complex numbers */
q = pow(-d, 1./2);
x1r = -b/(2*a) ;
x2r = x1r;
x1i = q/(2*a);
x2i = -x1i;
printf ("X1 = (%f,%f)\n", x1r, x1i);
printf ("X2 = (%f,%f)\n", x2r, x2i);
}
}
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Post: #4
Use the <pre> tag.

Edit: If you want not only correct indentation but code coloring, check this pages:

http://www.manoli.net/csharpformat/ > select C# as your language - it works just fine for C & C++
http://colorer.sourceforge.net/php/ > select a Style -Eclipse, FMX & Bred3 are nice- and C++ as language, the autodetection doesn't always work
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Post: #5
yea, I never learned pointers quite right. I was PISSED at my instructor when I took the AP (got a 4, but still. Not bad for a freshman in high school). He doesn't know C from COBAL. ( a slight exageration).

It's not magic, it's Ruby.
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Post: #6
Nayr Wrote:... COBAL ...

*sigh*..........
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Post: #7
My first lecturer in programming C (2nd year at uni) struggled with English. His notes were badly copied from a book (which I later bought - barring typos the explanations and example code were exactly the same). Since I couldn't figure out how to get anything to work based on his lectures and none of his examples worked I finally stopped going to the lectures and just learned from the book.

As for pointers, my copy of "C++ The Complete Reference" (not the book mentioned above) spends the first 10 chapters teaching standard C and covers pointers in chapter 5. Chapters 1-4 cover an overview of C, expressions (variable types, + - etc), statements (if, else etc), arrays and strings.
Actually it does mention pointers briefly in chapters 2 and 4, but not in great detail.
vurdlak
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Post: #8
so what you think? is it better now with white background or did you like previous template more? (i liked blac one more, but this one should be easier to follow)

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