After dabbling in a free course on Data Structures I’ve hit the C++ wall, which the course assumes one is comfortable with. It’s let us use Python up to a point, but now it is immersing in C++. To play along with this I’ve decided to cross that bridge into C, a language I’ve never really felt myself up to the task. Java is in that group, as well. Apart from the course here, I have zero Java background.
It’s nice to know that JS, PHP, Python and Ruby are closely connected to C++ (and Java), but not knowing C is something I can no longer avoid. It’s time to face it, and be glad that I know what I know going in. I can understand the discussions, if nothing more.
>>> harry = int() >>> lloyd = int() >>> dumb_and_dumber = bool(harry + lloyd) >>> dumb_and_dumber False
I got this by porting the C example to Python.
int harry; int lloyd; bool dumbAndDumber = (harry + lloyd)
Totally not possible in Java, but C++ (and obviously, Python) take it all in stride.
Anyway, long and short of this is what to install on my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system so I can play along and get more hands on experience? Anybody got a reliable suggestion of code source, docs, etc. to guide me into the fire?