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Code::Blocks and C++ for Dummies
« on: June 03, 2009, 03:12:34 am »
Hi everyone.  I'm just now starting to try and teach myself about C++ for fun in my spare time so I bought the sixth edition of "C++ For Dummies."  It came with a disc to install that set up Code::Blocks "Special Build for 'C++ for Dummies.'"  I was just curious if anybody knew what is so "special" about the Code::Blocks that I have now.  I hope this is the right place to ask this and I didn't find anything about it when I searched so any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Re: Code::Blocks and C++ for Dummies
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 06:49:12 am »
Hi everyone.  I'm just now starting to try and teach myself about C++ for fun in my spare time so I bought the sixth edition of "C++ For Dummies."  It came with a disc to install that set up Code::Blocks "Special Build for 'C++ for Dummies.'"  I was just curious if anybody knew what is so "special" about the Code::Blocks that I have now.  I hope this is the right place to ask this and I didn't find anything about it when I searched so any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Re: Code::Blocks and C++ for Dummies
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 08:57:09 am »
I was just curious if anybody knew what is so "special" about the Code::Blocks that I have now.
Special is the version which is not an official (public) release, but an interims-release, specifically done for this book and the compiler bundled in addition.
Compiler logging: Settings->Compiler & Debugger->tab "Other"->Compiler logging="Full command line"
C::B Manual: http://www.codeblocks.org/docs/main_codeblocks_en.html
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Re: Code::Blocks and C++ for Dummies
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 10:06:53 am »
In particular, a compiler version which was in alpha stage at that time (at the request of the book author). Which means, if something comes out that eats your cat, we dun' know nothin' about it. :)
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Re: Code::Blocks and C++ for Dummies
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 06:51:58 pm »
In particular, a compiler version which was in alpha stage at that time (at the request of the book author). Which means, if something comes out that eats your cat, we dun' know nothin' about it. :)

Well I don't have a cat but my dog is pretty small. :(  Thanks for your help.