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Should Comp Sci students learn C++?   [Edit]

Survey period: 5 Mar 2012 to 12 Mar 2012

Learning about pointers, memory management, linked lists and to-the-metal programming used to be important. Is it still a necessary skill?

OptionVotes% 
Yes1,21887.82
No16912.18



 
GeneralIt all depends... Pin
Nagy Vilmos5-Mar-12 1:35
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PIEBALDconsult5-Mar-12 2:16
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Keith Barrow5-Mar-12 2:22
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OriginalGriff5-Mar-12 2:30
mveOriginalGriff5-Mar-12 2:30 
GeneralCan I haz meme Pin
Keith Barrow5-Mar-12 1:34
professionalKeith Barrow5-Mar-12 1:34 
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Oshtri Deka5-Mar-12 22:41
professionalOshtri Deka5-Mar-12 22:41 
GeneralC++? Pin
MarqW5-Mar-12 1:32
MarqW5-Mar-12 1:32 
I voted No, as those features aren't limited to C++. If it's understanding how computers work, then you should learn Assembler.

Concepts can be taught in any language. (Edit: Just as long as they get taught in the first place...)

modified 5-Mar-12 7:52am.

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NormDroid5-Mar-12 1:42
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