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Re: off topic/learning C

"M.C. Vernon" <mcv21@cus.cam.ac.uk> writes:

> On 20 Jan 1999, Carey Evans wrote:


I didn't really mean that to sound like it did.  Maybe I've been
scarred for life by trying to tutor second-year computer science
students in C, especially with linked lists, and strings that take up
one more byte than strlen() returns.

> I learned C first. I don't see why Kent shouldn't learn it first. And yes
> I did look at the URL

I learnt VIC 20 BASIC first.  It didn't *twitch* do me any *twitch* harm.

I now know a few dozen languages and think that Python is one of the
easiest to use; however, it's essential to know C to do any "real"
programming on Unix.

	 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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