it depends on where ur learning it from.
id recommend waiting a couple months for a new C++ book to come out in books-a-million. i THINK that there might be some ones in there now, but if u want to script with the .NET 2.0 architecture, then id wait for a 2005 book to come out for the new VC and VB and ASP.
tip: never get the iostream.h confused with the iostream header... b/c its sooo been replaced with the iostream declaration (in other words, dont reference the iostream.h file in the beggining of a file - just use the 'iostream' in the <> along with the stdafx.h to get things working)
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