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  Loop the Loop
Subject:   Why this article under "Cocoa programming" topic?
Date:   2003-09-12 13:17:15
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Why this article under "Cocoa programming" topic?

Because he is trying to write a C "primer" targeted at those who want to use Cocoa with Objective-C.


This is too simple for me, but I am an experienced C programmer. However, I've always disagreed with the philosophy that learning ObjC should require a thorough knowledge of C as a pre-requisite.


Teaching C with ObjC and Cocoa in mind will lead to a different kind of course with certain topics emphasized and others omitted or mentioned in passing. For example, a thorough treatment of the <string.h> functions would be a waste of time since NSString objects handle string manipulation differently. (I believe that to be an excellent programmer, one should be familiar with <string.h>, but that can be put off for a while)


Between you and me, I'd proceed a little differently, but that's another topic.


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  1. Why this article under "Cocoa programming" topic?
    2003-09-12 22:55:33  anonymous2 [View]

    • Why this article under "Cocoa programming" topic?
      2003-10-05 01:07:38  anonymous2 [View]

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