[ILUG-BOM] Seek advice to quit Windows

Debarshi Ray debarshi.ray@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sat Jan 20 20:52:28 IST 2007

> I had bought it only to learn about DOS
> routines for the mouse. Interrupt 33h I think

There are other places where you can learn about interrupt 0x33, 8-bit
colors, playing WAVs and displaying BMPs in TurboC, etc.. One of them
is the Internet.

> is a good one for beginners. And the reason YPK has "stressed" on those
> notations i++ + ++i etc... is because any standard aptitude test paper
> of any company will have these "clever" hacks in them which confuses the
> normal student.

These are not clever hacks by any stretch of the imagination. I have
not had the privilege to look at the code written by any of these
companies, but I have never across such things in any project worth
its name. K&R is quite categorical about discouraging such usages.

> Besides such examples help _normal_ students understand how exactly
> these operators work.

No they do not. The way these operators work is compiler dependent.
eg., it is often said ++i is more efficient than i++ when one simply
has to increment i. But there is no guarantee that it will be so in
every compiler under the sun. Therefore they are simply misleading the
'normal' students.

>> I started with Gottfried's book, and when I finally came to Let Us C,
>> I found it sick.

> No need for name calling. If you didn't like LUC, just state it.
> Absolutely no need for name calling.

Thats just what I did.

After the game the king and the pawn go into the same box.
                -- Italian proverb

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