I am starting to consider putting out a mini version of GCODE cutting software to drive a 3 axis CNC table like Mach3 (but limited at first), however I am wanting to find some simple sample code that shows examples of moving your steppers through the parallel port with c++ code. Does this exist? or am I on my own?
Have you looked at the sources from EMC2 ?
While you are at it you may hang around a while and might even try it out.
May be you finally find the idea of rolling your own might be waste of time compared to just use EMC2 and help improving it in case you find it not doing what you want.