[geeks] Introductory programming language?
ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 18:16:46 CDT 2011
Jonathan J. M. Katz wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 7:08 PM, Sridhar Ayengar<ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My vote is still with F#. A functional language, but the syntax isn't so
> My cousin is a pretty bitchin' coder. I can barely hack my way out
> of a perl script and use perl and expect when I need to; I'm far more
> of a sysadmin type and now do more security stuff. A while back I
> asked him what he'd suggest to "learn programming." His take was that
> we should not use Java, C++ or other OO stuff as a primary tool for
> learning, as it's too complex. He said use Python.
> I trust the guy's judgement, but I still haven't found time to play with it.
I wouldn't use Java or C++ either. I'd prefer F# over either of those.
Frankly, I'd prefer S/370 assembler over Java or C++.
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