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I am at this moment a delphi amateur programmer..
and I wan't to start with C++ (so also C). I already have some documentation but not enough to start actually learning C. Since delphi is pascal I already know pascal (en basic and stuff) so a manual that's based on going from pascal to C would be more then perfect =)

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by:yonat
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I recommend Stanly Lippman's "C++ Primer". For an online book, see Bruce Eckel's 2nd edition of "Thinking in C++" available at http://www.eckelobjects.com/ThinkingInCPP2e.html
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by:polimetla
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Dear skatan187,

What exactly you are expecting?

with regards,
Bhavani P Polimetla
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by:skatan187
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I checked both answers (comments)and..

didn't worked.. :-(
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http://grenvillecc.ca/webnotes/tutorials/turboc/ 
http://devcentral.iftech.com/learning/tutorials/mfc-in32/vc6mfc/default.asp
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But I will leave this question open for other experts ..
nex week I will decide who gave the best manual =) and remember
that I need a manual to learn from pascal to C/C++  ...
(I used pascal/delphi for 3.5 years now.. so I don't need a manual explaining what programming is and .. oh well, you know what..)  If a manual is very good and easy to download  I will increase the points so that it's worth answering :-)
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by:skatan187
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Oh
ps. the other url's where okey..
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by:The_Brain
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Go to www.macmillan.com  there are a multitude of online books there.  You can view them online, or print them out and burn them when you are finish learning as i have.

The book that I used was, C++ in 12 easy lessons, (around that name)  Look at it.  I also did pascal (self taught) so self teaching C++ from a book was easy, it is an extremely good book to learn from. :)  I am now doing serious windows and database programming at work.  Still working with it now.

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by:The_Brain
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oops it some how put Skatan's comment on by accident ????!!!
but here it the answer.

Go to www.macmillan.com  there are a multitude of online books there.  You can view them online, or print them out and burn them when you are finish learning as i have.

The book that I used was, C++ in 12 easy lessons, (around that name)  Look at it.  I also did pascal (self taught) so self teaching C++ from a book was easy, it is an extremely good book to learn from. :)  I am now doing serious windows and database programming at work.  Still working with it now.

Regards Brain
 
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by:The_Brain
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I have no idea WHY it put skatan's comment as an answer when I submitted my answer, But the answer is up above this one.

Sorry, I don't know how it happened

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by:skatan187
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I do belive that this book exist.. but the url did not exist
(maybe the server was down.. =) i'll check later..)

however.. i'll keep the question open because the url's I have
now are still not the onces I was looking for..

SkAtAn
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by:The_Brain
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sorry,
it is macmillan publishing but the url is.

www.mcp.com  (sorry my mistake.)

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by:The_Brain
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www.mcp.com

for some unknown reason, I do not see the proposed answer correctly, I see your last comment in it.

anyway  this is the site
www.mcp.com  VC++ in twelve easy lessons and many more like that.
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by:skatan187
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k, i'll check it out.. monday I will decide wich manual was the best =) , and who gets to points ..

Ska
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by:skatan187
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eum.. all the comments and stuff are wrong.. or something?!
can someperson called the webmaster of expert exchange fix it  
:-) ?


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by:abhikalitra
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I am a good programmer in c/c++ but doesnt know anything about delhi.
I will write/arrange a c/c++ tutorial for free in html/text from but in return you may want to tech me delphi.

Every body else is welcome, Let us create a document pool, free of cost, available to all and complete, written in professional way.
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by:abhikalitra
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I am a good programmer in c/c++ but doesnt know anything about delhi.
I will write/arrange a c/c++ tutorial for free in html/text from but in return you may want to tech me delphi.

Every body else is welcome, Let us create a document pool, free of cost, available to all and complete, written in professional way.


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by:skatan187
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Well.. I am nly using delphi for about.. 3 years now, I don't think I CaN already write a whole delphi
manual the way real delphi-programmers would like it. But if you will write a C/C++ manual in html/txt,
gimme the url =) .  
However.. the idea of trying to get some professionals togetter to write such a 'document pool' is good !

skAtAn ..
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by:abhikalitra
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Well even I cant write a book on c/c++ but at least give you a good introduction to language and a few topics I have mastered in c/c++. Different people can contribute to different aspects of it.

I dont have a URL to give u as yet but I am working on it:-)
for the time being use my e-mail kr_sushil@usa.net
Everybody is welcome to contribute.

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by:Ernest022699
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By the way, I'd suggest going directly to C++.  Learn Object Oriented Programming from the start ... you'll pick up enough C while you are in the process, but pay particular attention to the standard library, math library, etc.   Good luck!
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felonius earned 50 total points
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C++ are not that different from Delphi/Pascal.
So I think you should do one of the following:

1. By "C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup. It is very extensive and complete (he made the language and is now head of the C++ ISO commitee). It should contain what you need.

2. The C & C++ specifications are also available online, but that is a bit harder. It can be found on the Microsoft Developers network library. (Also on CD). Can be reached from http://msdn.microsoft.com

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