C++ equivalent of comp.lang.python?

Russ P. Russ.Paielli at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 08:37:42 CET 2008

On Jan 3, 9:39 am, brzr... at gmail.com wrote:
> Hopefully this isn't too OT.
> One thing I like about comp.lang.python is the breadth of topics
> discussed here.  People can ask about Python installation and
> configuration issues on specific platforms, compare third party
> libraries, ask for book recommendations, and discuss current Python
> projects.  Lurking here has greatly increased my understanding of
> Python over the last year or so.
> I also do a lot of C++ development, but I've never found a similar
> discussion group for that language.  comp.lang.c++ isn't what I'm
> looking for.  I find it hard to get practical advice on that group
> because its focus is so narrow.  I frequently see posters there
> redirect people to one of the OS-specific C++ groups, but most of my
> projects are cross-platform, so hanging out on one of those doesn't
> make sense either.  As an example, I was recently trying to get
> information about writing cross-platform code for dynamic linking, but
> I couldn't find anywhere appropriate to ask about it.
> For those of you who work in C++, where do you go to discuss it
> online?  I'm interested in any newsgroups, mailing lists, or web
> boards you can recommend.
> Thanks,
> Casey

Well, if the good folks at comp.lang.c++ can't even direct you to an
appropriate forum on C++, then I doubt the folks at comp.lang.python
can. I suggest you abandon C++ and try Python, Java, or Ada.

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