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Re: off topic/learning C

ktb <ktb@binary.net> writes:

> I posted to the Debian user's group the other day and asked for
> advice on which computer language to learn in order to program for
> Linux.  The language I chose was C.

Debian-mentors isn't the right list for this either.

Are you *sure* you want to learn C?  Why not take Eric Raymond's
advice at <URL:http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html> and
learn Python?  It's an easier language, the newsgroup
"comp.lang.python" isn't very busy, and it's useful on Mac on Win32
*spit* too.

To get started, install all of the packages starting with "python-" in 
Debian, and Emacs or XEmacs with the Python mode.

	 Carey Evans  http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/
"The risk of U.S. national security resting in the hands of adults who play
with children's toys during office hours is left as an exercise to the reader."
                                                       - Bruce Martin in RISKS

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