[offtopic] C programming newsgroup

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.us
Sun Sep 19 23:08:11 CEST 2004

In article <414dba74$0$62444$a1866201 at newsreader.visi.com>,
Grant Edwards  <grante at visi.com> wrote:
>On 2004-09-19, Anthony McDonald <> wrote:
>>> What newsgroup can you guys recommend for me that talks about programming 
>>> in c/c++ that is as active as this one?
>> comp.lang.c is a fairly well respected newsgroup for C.
>> I haven't been on comp.lang.c++ for a while, but they also have a some nice
>> knowledgable people[...]
>Also be warned that C and C++ are two separate, different
>languages.  Referring to "C/C++" as if it's a single language
>will start you off with the wrong reputation in those two
... and their activity tends to find harsher expression than in
clp; hereabouts, saying that, for example, "Python is just like
Pascal" generally elicits mild curiousity, while even *mention*
of "C/C++" seems capable of inciting lawsuits over there.

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