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Old 04-30-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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What Programs Have Good 'C' code for learning?


Hello,

I have been teaching myself to program on and off for the past couple years, and have run up against a bit of a problem. I understand everything in the "Learn C in 24 hours" type books, but am not skilled enough to understand very high level books. What I think is confusing me most is how the concepts in the books are implemented in real world programs. With that in mind, what open source programs would be good for me to analyze in order to bridge the gap in my knowledge between the beginner level books and advanced programming concepts? I figure if I can see how things work in the real world, I can move on to more advanced concepts. I looked around SourceForge, but had trouble coming up with any simple projects to learn from. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would be interested in games, graphics, simple networking, and mathematics related apps. Thanks.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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I'd also check through the app repositories of distros like Debian, perhaps the FreeBSD ports tree, where programs are helpfully arranged into categories ... find an app that does something you think is cool, get the source code and start digging in. I'm interested in astronomy applications, and am an "extreme novice" programmer myself, so I find the source of an app like Elwood Downey's great XEphem program to be really instructive. It's written in C.

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