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Name: Channon Quillen
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Date: Around 1993

Which C language program is the best for a beginner? Some are telling me Borland Turbo C++. I have a book by Herbert Schildt called "Teach Yourself C". I have had previous experience in C programming in college (and BASIC or course), but I have pretty much forgotten most of it (it was my last semester, Party, Party, Party and then some). Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Borland C is how I started. I found it pretty easy. Learn C first then go on to C++ if you plan on large programming projects where the advantages of Object Oriented Programming become important.

John Hawley

I think that the type of compiler is less important than a good ext. The only thing I would really consider important in choosing a compiler package is the debugger, esp. for C!

Chris Baker

True, true. Another consideration is ANSI standard code, depending on your applications.

John Hawley

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