Re: off topic/learning C
"M.C. Vernon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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/
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