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    How fast can one learn C?

    This is my first year in FIRST- a robotic tournament. My team is needing a C+ programmer. I am taking Computer Science but all we are doing is Pascal and I already know most about it. So how fast can I learn C on my own?

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    It is very dependant on you, and what your coding!

    It helps if you have a bit of experience in a few languages before you try c+, Pascal is a good one to know.
    Again depending on what your coding I'd say at least a month. Once you learn the basics the rest can be figured out from help files.

    Pascal is really only a teaching language but c is more complex and it's a lower level language (structured assember).
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    Dont worry about it, if your good at pascal you be just as good at c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappled1989
    This is my first year in FIRST- a robotic tournament. My team is needing a C+ programmer. I am taking Computer Science but all we are doing is Pascal and I already know most about it. So how fast can I learn C on my own?
    Just so you understand that C and C++ are 2 different languages, not directly interchangeble (you say you need a C+ programer, and you ask how fast you can learn C, so just a clarification so you dont go learning the wrong thing )

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    Yeah. It is supposed to be C. Sry

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    I just put a 8500 128mb in my friends computer and it runs great on default settings at 1024x768. Also it's a 1ghz cpu but alota ram hehe.

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    ......award for most random post ^^^^

    Anyways.
    If you're familiar with Pascal/c/c++/java, even perl or python to some extent, you should be able to pick up C without much trouble. Just a matter of learning syntax and some other fairly basic things. The coding logic / structure is pretty similar no matter what you language you code in.

    Thank god for API databases =)

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    lol...too true!

    if your trying to code something planet-source-code.com is a good place to get samples. It's always helpful to see how somone else tackles a task.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfcx
    I just put a 8500 128mb in my friends computer and it runs great on default settings at 1024x768. Also it's a 1ghz cpu but alota ram hehe.

    WHAT?! is this supposed to increase his post count? Totally random times 3.5

    but ne ways on the subject...
    I only know how to do console C, nothing visual....took about 4 days for just the basic stuff....but you probably will be wanting visual..so you might wanna go with the guy above said...with the Learn C in 21 days...helps some.
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    Actually for win32 api ('visual') programming Id check borlands guide.

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    This is an old thread but I thought I would respond nevertheless.
    I have found video trainings to be more useful than the books - at least to get started.
    These are either free or cheap/affordable.
    Try
    youtube.com
    udemy.com
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    There are more such sites but this is what I can think of the top of my head.

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