Posts Tagged 'C/C++'

Wrestling with Visual Studio

A few months ago I had a relatively large C++ source code set for a suite of applications dropped into my lap. Well, that’s OK, I don’t mind C++, but what I did mind was that it was all written using Visual Studio.

It’s been a long time since I had to work with Windows code, and now that I’ve waded through line after line of code and  wrestled with Visual Studio along the way, I’ve recalled now why I don’t like working with Windows.

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Microsoft’s Dirty C++ Trick

If you’ve worked with Visual Studio lately you’ve no doubt seen the warning about a standard POSIX system call (strcmp(), etc.) being “deprecated”.

Based on what I’ve been able to discover in various QA forums and discussions around the ‘net, it appears the MS is basically trying to discourage people from writing cross-platform code, and doing it in a most disingenuous way.

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Free Stuff

Everyone likes free stuff. Here are some links to some freely downloadable books and papers:

Object Orientated Programming in ANSI-C, by Axel Schreiner (direct link to PDF file)

Computational Modeling and Complexity Science, by Allen B. Downey

C Elements of Style, by Steve Oualline

Object-Oriented Techniques for C Programmers, an HP Labs Technical Report