'Visual C++ 6.0' or 'Visual C++ .NET' ???

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Nilhanth 101 Feb 06, 2005 at 21:06

I’m completely new to any C++ and haven’t even tried it yet. I only know Visual Basic 6.0 at the moment (I want to move onto C++)

What version is the best for learning and then programming in the C++ language? 6.0 or .NET?

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bladder 101 Feb 06, 2005 at 21:20

get the .NET version. It comes with a (apparently 99% ) standards compliant compiler. So if you can get either of the two, definetly go for the 2003 version (ie, vc 7.1, ie: vc.NET)

Or you can of course get the free dev-cpp ide+gcc compiler. -> http://www.bloodshed.net

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anubis 101 Feb 06, 2005 at 21:20

for learning it won#t matter. get the compiler you can get for free or the least amount of money. also you should notice that microsoft is not the only producer of c++ compilers. the gnu compiler for example is free and is at least at par in performance.

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Nilhanth 101 Feb 07, 2005 at 11:10

ok cheers guys!

I’ll use the Visual Studio .NET 2003 version (my mate got it cheap! :D )

Recommend any good learning sources? (books, etc….)

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bladder 101 Feb 07, 2005 at 16:58

c++ by deitel and deitel is how i started with c++, teaches you the core language and techniques pretty nicely. After that, you should get a c++ concepts book like modern c++ design by andrei alexadrescu (that guy is awsome) or effective c++ by Mike myers. Actually, effective c++ should probably be read before modern c++ design.

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AM_ 101 Feb 11, 2005 at 13:59

@Nilhanth

I’m completely new to any C++ and haven’t even tried it yet. I only know Visual Basic 6.0 at the moment (I want to move onto C++)

What version is the best for learning and then programming in the C++ language? 6.0 or .NET?

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No doubt, the .NET version is the future. Just had to say, moving from 6 to net, you’ll experience a quite noticable increase in compile times :(

To, partly, solve this, download ‘fast solutionbuilder’