Re: [NEWBIE] Coding...

From: Mike Carpenter (
Date: 11/12/98

I would agree I actually used C for dummies vol 1 and 2, found them to be
humorous and at the same time gave me a good over view of some of the
basics that you need as you begin to learn coding and especially for coding
for the mud.  Enjoy.


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> Xual
> Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 1998 10:21 PM
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> Subject: Re:  [NEWBIE] Coding...
> If you want to learn C from a book, and have no coding experience, I'd
> have to suggest C for Dummies by Dan Gookin.  If you are willing
> to to sit
> down and do all of the silly little programs, you will find by the end of
> the first volume (there are two, and can be bought as a package) that you
> have a much better understanding of what's going on.  Although it doesn't
> even begin to cover network programming, it's an entertaining
> way to learn
> the basics.  As far as writing your own code goes, look at what's already
> been done, both in the stock code, and in the hundreds of available
> patches and snippets.  Also, read all the documentation that
> came with the
> Circle distribution, and with your compiler.
> "Misery is boundless"
>         -Xual the Torturer, on the Eve of the Sundering.
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> On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Mike Rage wrote:
> > Hello all, I have a question. I would like to learn how to code. Now,
> > me, lacking the time and resources to take a class on C/C++ need a
> > better method. I have seen some books, and I'm wondering which
> books you
> > guys would suggest I read. Also, if you know of any manuals that would
> > help me, I would appreciate it. Also, I am beggining to read the code,
> > and edit it, but I want to eventually write my own code, so any help
> > would be great! Thanks!
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