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I'm interesting in learning how to program using Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0.  Do you know of any books which teach the absolute fundamental skills for a total programming beginner and then move on to teach more in depth?  Also, which program is better: Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 or Borland C++?

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If your a "total" beginner get any good book on C++ programming first (perhaps even on C programming).
When you understand how to program in C++ you can start on Visual C++ (Microsoft)or OWL (Borland). These are libraries that help in programming for Windows and they require a good deal of knowledge of C++.
Which is better? I've always used Borland but the IDE with BC5 is so buggy that I wished I had bought anything else. You might consider finding the Gnu compiler suite (somewhere on the web), which is free, but probably without an MFC or OWL windows class library.
Anyway, first C++, then Visual C++/OWL
have fun with C++ ;)
.luc.
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