About programing, a general question
hlhowell at pacbell.net
Thu Dec 23 00:32:31 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-12-22 at 16:45 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-12-22 at 23:42 +0530, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> > I suggested it for that reason, you can use c++ very easily as
> > if it
> > was C and this allows for a much easier transition in the
> > future. C++
> > can be anything from super easy to super hard. There are many
> > texts
> > that teach it on a basic level which is not much different
> > than C.
> > Yes, I understand your point Smith that from C++, you can go to any
> > language of the world. But truly and frankly speaking to you, I would
> > say that personally I have more attraction at Python simply becoz of
> > its easiest structure but I would not deny that C++ would be the most
> > vast language.
> I am getting feisty about peoples strange statements about programming
> languages. As someone who taught about programming languages for 30
> years I can tell you it would be pretty hard to go from C++ to Lisp or
> scheme without some serious coaching..
and then there are the odd languages like VBA (Microsoft's Visual Basic
for Applications), LOGO, Prolog, Eiffel, Small Talk, and APL.
Forth is sort of a different game as well, as are some of what once
were called the fourth generation extensible languages.
I used to try to keep up, but some time in the 1990's I gave up and just
concentrated on the ones I was using.
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