As a continuation on the last question Stupid Question 115: What is the connection between C, C++, objective C and C#? I just had to ask, do you need to know C to learn Objective C? Where better to ask than on Twitter and Facebook Here are some of the responses!
In short most seemed to agree that while it would certainly help, it was not necessary to know C in order to learn Objective C.
in my eyes C is not necessary for learning ObjC, but it helps. Especially with CoreFoundation and other low-level APIs
not necessarily, since you have to learn C in either case, having that Obj-C is a superset of C. Interesting question though
since obj-c is a superset of C, then yes. you can’t know obj-c without knowing C. That said,you don’t need to know it all.
not required, but helps
I know a few iOS developers who skipped C, and a couple who went to Objective C without any prior programming experience.
No, but it helps! Certainly possible to pick up Obj-C without C knowledge though.
most Objective C books teach you what you need to know about C. I’m reading one now
Objective-C feels like a different language and from my point of view there is no reason to do that
Nope, but it certainly can help.
I guess it helps to understand the basic concepts.
I think it would help to know a bit, but not necessary. You are mostly using Cocoa & Cocoa Touch, not C
C isn’t a prerequisite, but you’d necessarily learn a bunch that is applicable to both. There’s a lot of overlap.
Obj-C is a superset of C, and OSX CoreFoundation APIs are only in C so yeah, you you’ll need to eventually.
I never learnt C before objective C think it helps but it’s not essential at all
In fact IME learning Objective-C is a nice way to learn about C – some things I missed learning C in college
it certainly wouldn’t detract from the learning experience, I wouldn’t say learning C was essential, but it wouldn’t be wasted
If you want to take your programming skills to the next level then learning C certainly helps but you don’t need it to learn OC
I’ve never done C but a lot of Objective-C. So it’s not required but might be helpful.
Certain system calls are more C-based than Obj-C. Plus you can use existing C code. Understanding pointers is important too.