At 17:23 21/05/2003, you wrote:
>On Wed, 2003-05-21 at 10:59, Bram Van Dam wrote:
> > It sure helped :D.
> > The thing about C/C++ that confuses me most is all the different functions
> > in all the different header files. I wish I could find a detailed and
> > comprehensive list of them somewhere (I suppose I could make my own list,
> > but it wouldn't be comprehensive :P ).
> > - Bram
>The problem with that is that most of the functions aren't part of
>"C/C++" but part of some runtime system. There is an ANSI standard for
>the Standard C Library and the Standard C++ Library, and you can find
>books that detail exactly what they are. You generally can only write
>the simplest programs using the standard libraries, because there's a
>lot of OS specific stuff that's not included. Enter Posix, SUS, Win32,
>and a host of other OS specific standards for library calls. The
>relevant one for Syllable (and Linux, and *BSD) is Posix, which is the
>Unix standard. You can get books on it, or buy it, but the best place
>to find information is in the man pages on a Linux or *BSD box.
I usually use the online man pages of FreeBSD(.org) to search for
functions, however this time I really had no idea how to do it so I had no
other option but to ask someone :).
> Isuppose we could offer the Linux man page package for Syllable.
>However, you have to know what function you want for a man page to
>work! In the end, you need to look at other code, you need to ask
>questions, and you need to read books. It's not an easy thing, but
>there is no one central place you can go to find out this information.
>Sorry for the lack of real help. You can feel free to mail me directly,
>if you don't want to post generic questions to the syllable mailing
I don't bother posting this kind of stuff on the Syllable list, and I don't
think anyone has any problems with it because:
a) Syllable Dev is fairly low traffic
b) It's still partially on topic ;).
I'll look into the Syllable specific functions/api's a bit more when I find
the time for it.
I'll be taking C and C++ next year though. Learning how to program is
always a lot easier when you have either detailed documentation, or someone
that can tell you how to do certain things. Sadly my current school has yet
to realise that VBA is a piece of crap language ;).