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how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:35 AM

how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in C++?

just wondering as I can't seem to find where it has a list of what you need to know to be one or the other?
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:19 AM

Self rating. Kind of like when you got to the Emergency Room and they ask you to rate the pain 1 to 10. ;)

The rating on the posts is for the level of question, not the level of person asking the question. Everyone would judge a question differently, based on their own experience.

A question on syntax or basic usage is beginner. After that it's questionable. e.g. I might think something is advanced that really isn't, just because I've never seen it before.
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:17 PM

Memorization of APIs doesn't make you good or bad.
I think it's how well you know the language and the rules of it.

APIs have nothing to do with anything. Anybody can learn "cout << "Hi World!"," doesn't make you know C++, just shows you know one of many calls.
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:24 PM

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APIs have nothing to do with anything. Anybody can learn "cout << "Hi World!"," doesn't make you know C++, just shows you know one of many calls.


I agreed with you up until this. cout << "Hello World"; isn't an API call. ;)
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:28 PM

It's apart of the STL, I know. :)
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:38 PM

View PostHyper, on 19 Dec, 2008 - 04:28 PM, said:

It's apart of the STL, I know. :)


What do you know?
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:44 PM

View PostHyper, on 19 Dec, 2008 - 04:28 PM, said:

It's apart of the STL, I know. :)



What? No its not.
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:03 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cout

I must be wrong then. I mis understand what "Standard Library" means.
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:07 PM

View PostHyper, on 19 Dec, 2008 - 05:03 PM, said:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cout

I must be wrong then. I mis understand what "Standard Library" means.


Yes, there is a (big) difference between the "Standard Library" and the "Standard Template Library" (STL).

It's a bad day that we don't learn something.
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:09 PM

View Postjanotte, on 19 Dec, 2008 - 05:07 PM, said:

It's a bad day that we don't learn something.


OK, explain since you know everything apparently.

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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:17 PM

View PostHyper, on 19 Dec, 2008 - 05:09 PM, said:

View Postjanotte, on 19 Dec, 2008 - 05:07 PM, said:

It's a bad day that we don't learn something.


OK, explain since you know everything apparently.


Gosh. I was trying to be nice and not be rude about your mistake (we all make them) but it seems you don't want to play nicely.

You've done yourself no credit with that response.

Have a nice day!!
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:22 PM

Here, we'll roleplay, but in reverse:
I hear you're black...
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:36 PM

@Hyper,

Please keep the thread on topic, someone was asking a specific question and you (and others) have turned this into a bashing session. Lets keep on track here
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:12 PM

TLAs screw with me all the time. I'd call cout part of the STL. Then, oops, SDL. In reality, the C++ standard library usually uses templates extensively, so it is confusing.

However, there's never any harm in saying "Sorry, I wasn't thinking right, misunderstood, usually don't see it like that, need more caffeine, etc." There is harm in getting defensive at people who are only trying to clarify. Damn, there's cranky in the water today. :blink:
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Re: how do you know if your a beginner, a intermediate or are advanced in

Posted 21 December 2008 - 06:40 AM

View Postbaavgai, on 19 Dec, 2008 - 06:12 PM, said:

There is harm in getting defensive at people who are only trying to clarify.


He wasn't trying to clarify, he was harassing. I demonstrated it but with other words, and an entirely different context.

Oh, and KYA, thank you for agreeing with it. :)

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