C++ is the best. C isn't bad per se but C++ has some advantages over pure
C in that, nless you want to get into lower level device development, most
companies these days use C++. Secondly, many companies also use OO
Modelling techniques these days and there isn't room in there for C. The
main drawback of your course there is that it is a tutorial not just on C++
but on MFC also. MFC should be relegated to doing the front end stuff
(interfaces) and even a C++ dll and a VB front end would do that much
better. A better course would be C++ and an introduction to the STL
(Standard Template Library) as in MFC you'll be forced to use CVector and
CArray and all of those templates which are already present in the STL and
in a platform independant form.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Treacy [mailto:delphi91 at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 8:33 PM
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] Which language?
>>> Hi all,
>> Even though I've been in computers for almost 14 years, my
> language skills
> could do with a boost.
>> I was having a look at some evening classes at my local Institute of
> Technology (LIT) and they offer courses in 3 languages: C,
> C++ and Java.
>> There are two C courses - Programming in C and Advanced C,
> one in C++ -
> Object orientated programming (Visual C++ with MFC), and one
> in Java -
> Introduction to programming in Java.
>> Now, my question is, what is the better language to have
> these days? I'm
> inteaching but thinking of getting out for a while at least
> and I'm looking
> for the most marketable language in terms of a CV.
>> Any suggestions?
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