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    What to learn before C/C++?

    I am wanting to learn C/C++ programing language but it is seaming very hard for me so i am woundering if there is another language i chould learn before C/C++ that whould help me learn C/C++ when i get there. I dont know why C/C++ is seaming so hard to me maybe it is becuase i dont know what books or websites to read to learn so if anyone chould shead the light in my direction thanks. Sorry for any spelling mistakes i am not the best speller.
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    Probably a little bit of Java and Perl would help you out before venturing off into C/C++. JMHO
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    At my school they teach us something called "karel++" right before we get into C++. Its a pretty basic language, easy to learn on your own. I guess its just meant to help you get a feel for things.
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    If learning C is hard, you should just take it slower. this site is pretty good for c.
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    Hey, also check for similar questions in the forums as there are a lot of good answers already out there.

    My personal favorite is Starting Out With C++ by Tony Gaddis .

    And a newer favorite of mine is Thinking in C++

    You may also try starting with VB for something a little easier.

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    C is a great first language to learn IMHO. It gives you a very solid base on which to build up further knowledge. I'd say, just get C for Dummies (http://wambooli.com).

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    I am gona learn C on a linux machine "Slackware" I was woundering if C for Dummies whould still be good if i am not learning on windows. Thanks


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    Probably a little bit of Java and Perl would help you out before venturing off into C/C++. JMHO
    Java would definently help but Im not too sure if perl is the best option for someone in the beginning stages of programming. Its better to start with a language that has a strict structure as opposed to Perl which isnt strict at all and has a ton of "special" coding techniques.

    Good luck.
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    Just try to tough it out, once you learn c you can quickly learn php, java, c++, vb, and many others, C is the foundation for most languages, if you've never programmed i'd recommend trying QBASIC, its designed to be a learning tool. I started with Cobol, but cobol is dead :/
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    I am gona learn C on a linux machine "Slackware" I was woundering if C for Dummies whould still be good if i am not learning on windows. Thanks
    It'd still be helpful, just not as much. I don't really recommend learning C on *NIX because of the lack of books for beginners that target *NIX systems. I know a lot of people do it that way though, so there's no reason you shouldn't be able to.

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