I must admit that it is much harder than I would have thought. I'm coding for a long time with several languages (Java, Perl, Php) and I was thinking that C++ wouldn't be such a big deal.
It is not that I don't know how to code in C++, what bothers me is the libraries. I mean, with Perl (CPAN), PhP or the Java API, I have a set of standard classes/libraries that saves me a lot of time managing data streams, I/O, arrays, strings processing... With C++ it's like starting from scratch, I know that there are hundreds of C++ libraries out there but I just don't know what do I need and which one should I use.
That's like compiler and linker settings, pragmas, symbols... these are just chinese to me. I found a tutorial for just creating a window, it took 2 pages long and for most of the code, I don't know why it is here.
When I see myself stuck with such a newb problem, I start thinking to myself that building my own little game (even just a pacman :lol: ) is out of reach.
I bought a couple of books but most of the time they rely heavily on VC++ and MFC when I'm more interested in using standard libraries (I would like my programs to work on both Win and Linux).
Do you guys know any site proposing good tutorials for C++, I'm not even thinking about coding with Ogre, just basic tutorials for creating windows, configuring your compile and linker flags and symbols, dealing with windows events....:surrender