Discussion in 'C Programming' started by Ben Pfaff, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Ben Pfaff

    Ben Pfaff Guest

    Nomen Nescio <> writes:

    > This is just a test.

    Your question is outside the domain of comp.lang.c, which discusses
    only the standard C programming language, including the standard C
    library. This is a remarkably narrow topic compared to what many
    people expect.

    For your convenience, the list below contains topics that are not
    on-topic for comp.lang.c, and suggests newsgroups for you to explore
    if you have questions about these topics. Please do observe proper
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    available from www.faqs.org and other sources). If those fail to
    answer your question then you should browse through at least two weeks
    of recent articles to make sure that your question has not already
    been answered.

    * OS-specific questions, such as how to clear the screen,
    access the network, list the files in a directory, or read
    "piped" output from a subprocess. These questions should be
    directed to OS-specific newsgroups, such as
    comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.misc, comp.unix.programmer, or

    * Compiler-specific questions, such as installation issues and
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    comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.misc. Questions about writing
    compilers are appropriate in comp.compilers.

    * Processor-specific questions, such as questions about
    assembly and machine code. x86 questions are appropriate in
    comp.lang.asm.x86, embedded system processor questions may
    be appropriate in comp.arch.embedded.

    * ABI-specific questions, such as how to interface assembly
    code to C. These questions are both processor- and
    OS-specific and should typically be asked in OS-specific

    * Algorithms, except questions about C implementations of
    algorithms. "How do I implement algorithm X in C?" is not a
    question about a C implementation of an algorithm, it is a
    request for source code. Newsgroups comp.programming and
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    * Making C interoperate with other languages. C has no
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    has features for interoperating with C, so consider
    comp.lang.c++ for such questions.

    * The C standard, as opposed to standard C. Questions about
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    * C++. Please do not post or cross-post questions about C++
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    as comp.lang.c++ or comp.lang.c++.moderated.

    * Test posts. Please test in a newsgroup meant for testing,
    such as alt.test.

    news.groups.questions is a good place to ask about the appropriate
    newsgroup for a given topic.

    "Welcome to the wonderful world of undefined behavior, where the demons
    are nasal and the DeathStation users are nervous." --Daniel Fox
    Ben Pfaff, Dec 22, 2003
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  2. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    This is just a test.
    Nomen Nescio, Dec 22, 2003
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  3. Ben Pfaff wrote:

    > Nomen Nescio <> writes:
    >> This is just a test.

    > Your question is outside the domain of comp.lang.c,

    ....and you're wasting your valuable time. Nescio is a troll, well-known for
    flooding newsgroups and mailboxes with sheer junk. He heaps abuse on those
    who object. If in doubt, killfile.

    Richard Heathfield :
    "Usenet is a strange place." - Dennis M Ritchie, 29 July 1999.
    C FAQ: http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html
    K&R answers, C books, etc: http://users.powernet.co.uk/eton
    Richard Heathfield, Dec 22, 2003
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