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Old 05-15-2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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shell programming,c/cpp in linux

i am a newbie to linux programming..i have just been introduced to shell programming....i wanna ask u people...
is shell program an object oriented one or a procedural oriented one?
to what extent can we write the shell program...i mean,can we write games and all with quite a good graphics display using shell scripts??
please mention some good sites that can halp me in this regard....
and my doubt abt c/cpp in linux is...
gcc and g++ are ansi c will all the keywords and headerfiles
present in tc and borland c will be present in c/cpp in linux??
if that is true,then i tried to do programmin in gvim editor,but on compilation,i got the error message that conio.h and graphics.h are not defined....
what about IDE s....i think c/cpp programming using ides like kdevelop and gtk are different from tc/borland c/cpp ......
and last but not the least,what is posix and kylix?

kindly explain my doubts.....and do specify some usefull websites were i can find more on these.....
Old 05-16-2003, 04:22 AM   #2
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Shell scripts are procedural, and very limited. They can be useful sometimes however.

For real programming, you want gcc. You should learn standard C, it is not hard. There are plenty of tutorials around on the net. For games, look at SDL (google for it).

You may prefer a higher level language like Python or C# however. There isn't as much reason to use C/C++ these days as there used to be.
Old 05-16-2003, 04:34 AM   #3
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Kylix is Borland's Delphi ported to Linux. It allows code you write in Linux to be very easy to port to windows and vice versa. Its a Rapid Application Development suite and therefore has the form generation bits there (drag and drop componants) as well as the language and the IDE.

In the latest versions it also has a c++ version tagged on as well which allows the same style development but with the c++ language instead of delphi. One thing to note about the c++ version is that the documentation is no way as good as the delphi documentation. But there are a number of sites on the net so.

Try looking on for loads of programming help sites.

Posix is entirely different thing. Look here for some good explanations.




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