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Re: Programming Languages, "to C or not to C, that is the Q."

On Sat, 22 Jan 2005, Scotty Fitzgerald wrote:
> Let me know what your thoughts are, as I would love to hear them!

IMHO you should think about what you want to do for a "learning project",
then try at least six languages.  Learn the ones that came up on top-three
after trying your hand on all six  :)

If you are aiming for usefulness in helping with DFSG software, those
probably are Makefiles and shell scripts (yup :P the glue is important), C,
perl and python, followed by C++, php, emacsen-lisp, Ruby and a few others.

Not much is done in Algol or Ada these days.  But they're still there, and
so are other fairly interesting languages, such as Haskell.

Choice doesn't even begin to describe it :)

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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