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#1 weboweb

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 04:04 PM

Hi folks,

Recently I've been studying up on C (and eventually C++) to take a break from high level languages.

I'd like to hear what you would suggest as a worthwhile programming challenge for a beginner in C. I've written an old console emulator in a higher level language, and was thinking of porting it down to C, however this is a bit of a leap for someone who has written little more than "Hello, World!" in this language.

Any suggestions for a project that would really take advantage of C and be accessible to a beginner (with some aptitude for programming)?

Thanks for your input.
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 04:24 PM

Well if you want to keep it fairly simple you could make a DOS/Win32/Linux term mode program, such as a simple command line utility. How about something similar to the "more" utility that dumps the contents of a text file to the screen?

I started that way, just looking at simple DOS commands and writing my own versions of them using C.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:57 AM

I would start by getting a book on C and working through the excercises. Once you've done that, writing a console emulator should be pretty easy.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:03 AM

Yeah, even have a look on google, there is a few goodwebsites for console emulators
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:02 AM

An ARP Poisoner.

With custom packet build using raw sockets.
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