Chapter 5: The Basics of C


Overview

Previous chapters explained how computers cannot think for themselves and require an instruction set to tell them what to do. These instructions are written using a programming language, one of which is C++. In order to write C++ code, a text editor is required, and to assemble the code into something that can be executed, a compiler is required. Often, these components are grouped together in a single package called an integrated development environment (IDE). Chapter 4 explained how to obtain an IDE, namely Visual Studio .NET, Code::Blocks, and Dev C++. This chapter examines the basics of C++ with the assumption that the reader is in possession of at least one of these IDEs, or some other appropriate IDE. Specifically, this chapter explores the following subjects:

  • Hello World program

  • Preprocessor directives

  • Statements

  • Comments

  • Outputting data




Introduction to Game Programming with C++
Introduction to Game Programming with C++ (Wordware Game Developers Library)
ISBN: 1598220322
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 225
Authors: Alan Thorn

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