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by dash2 (Hermit)
on Jun 26, 2003 at 23:18 UTC ( [id://269430]=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Perlmonks is really one of the best resources Perl has. I think without the monastery I would probably still be coding in a fairly horrid manner. I am constantly amazed by the help given to total newbies by people who are really at a very high level of expertise. Anyway, enough flattery.

I have decided to get my hands dirty, be a real man (grrowl) and brave the world of C++. Mainly to hack KDE, it has to be said, but perhaps also in the theory that a gritty, macho language might be useful for employment at some point. My question is, what are the best C++ community resources? I'm looking for a place with like-minded people. You know, real men. Men who don't mind getting their hands dirty, real close to the iron, helping an inexperienced boy. (All together now: Y-M-C-A ...)

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Re: C++monks?
by Zaxo (Archbishop) on Jun 26, 2003 at 23:55 UTC

    This is nearly a FAQ here, but yours is graciously stated. There is nothing like perlmonks thriving for any other language.

    Here are some resources:

    • The comp.lang.c++.moderated newsgroup is a good resource -- Warning, it's mostly about standards issues and laziness is unrewarding there. Lurk before you leap. Their FAQ is excellent.
    • The latest edition of Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language is the book to buy. There are other good books, but none are better than that, and many are not worth the paper they're printed on.
    • Stroustrup's home page has links to all sorts of resources.
    • You may be able to slip in the occasional question here on CB or posed in terms of Inline::CPP.

    Have a good time with it.

    After Compline,

      It is almost a FAQ... How about putting up something concerning where people can find the C/C++/Java equiv of perlmonks (javajunkies in the case of java... i've yet to see a good C community, however).
Re: C++monks?
by hsmyers (Canon) on Jun 27, 2003 at 16:41 UTC
    There are several communities 'out there': come to mind. And while is the Cray User's Group, the real CUG (C User's Group) can be found at!


    "Never try to teach a pig to wastes your time and it annoys the pig."
Re: C++monks?
by one4k4 (Hermit) on Jun 27, 2003 at 11:49 UTC
    It's rumored that you can build your own everything driven site around the C++ world. If my host was anything bigger than the DSL it's on now, I'd try it..

    One4k4 - (

    Note: All code is untested for syntax errors, blue-screens, and rm -rf's (unless otherwise stated)
Re: C++monks?
by herveus (Prior) on Jun 27, 2003 at 10:54 UTC

    ++ for style...


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