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In C++ we provide names for the entities we create, the variables, functions and types in our programs. These names, or identifiers, are required to conform to some simple rules. [b]Valid Characters [/b] An identifier must start with a letter and is comprised of a sequence of letters and digits. Somewhat surprisingly, in this context the underscore _ is considered to be a letter (although there are conditions associated with its use). There's no restriction on the length of an identifier. [b]Use of Underscore [/b] Identifiers beginning with an underscore followed by an upper case letter are reserved for use …

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*From the Visual C++ Team Blog:* Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop is now available for download. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2012/09/12/10348456.aspx Additional details and further discussion here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/09/12/visual-studio-express-2012-for-windows-desktop-is-here.aspx *ETA: post intended for the News Stories section -- if the Mods could kindly sort that for me?*

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[B]Intro[/B] [i]This tutorial provides a brief introduction to C++ data types.[/i] [b]What is a data type? [/b] When we wish to store data in a C++ program, such as a whole number or a character, we have to tell the compiler which type of data we want to store. The data type will have characteristics such as the range of values that can be stored and the operations that can be performed on variables of that type. [b]Fundamental types [/b] C++ provides the following fundamental built-in data types: Boolean, character, integer and floating-point. It also enables us to create our …

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I thought the purpose of the book reviews section was for people to post their own review of books, giving their own opinion? Root's review of HTML Complete appears to be a copy of the blurb put out by the publishers. I'm not sure that it helps people much in trying to decide whether a book is worth having or not. Publishers don't generally give an honest appraisal of their books, it's not good marketing ;-)

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News of more security problems with the Opera browser. Affects versions 6.x and 7.x Details here: [url]http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/10792_2109161[/url]

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The End.