I think that if your goal is to learn C, then a Unix-based system is
easiest. Just get a text editor (with syntax coloring) and a terminal
window and edit/save/compile/run, edit/save/compile/run... So for this,
Linux and Mac beat Windows (unless you install cygwin on Windows, which
would give you the same effect).
But here are a couple other thoughts.
-- What's your real goal? Is it "learn to program" or "learn to program
-- Regardless, you'll want to have a pet project of some kind that
Steven Carver wrote:--
> Thanks, I'll take a look. Is it besr to program in C on Windows or
> Linux or OS X? Because I have all three...
>> Hi, new part of the mailing list. I live in Farmington, and I'm trying to learn a bit of programming. I did some reading and discovered that it would be best to learn C, C++, Objective-C... So where do I start? There are so many resources that I'm overwhelmed. I do get the impression that you guys are programmers, considering the current python thread. Thanks for the help.
>> The best way, in my opinion, is to start with the basics. Pick one of the three you have there and find a good book to teach it, and just sit down and try to work with it. Which you pick is a matter of personal taste, but I think C is a good place to start. For C, there is a great book: C Programming Language (2nd Ed.) by Kernighan and Ritchie (ISBN: 0131103628) Those are the guys who came up with the language, and its a pretty well respected book.
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