which progrraming language to learn first

Stephen R Laniel steve at laniels.org
Fri Jul 15 18:48:45 UTC 2005


On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 02:29:32PM -0400, dave walker wrote:
> int main()
[snip]
> This would be very hard, if not impossible to do in Perl without calling 
> a C function.  The question is,
> are you going to need to be able to understand what it does? 

Well, the big question is: will you be doing more
find-and-replace type stuff, or will you be hacking
hardware? If the former, use Perl; if the latter, use C.
Actually, I'm told that Python would be better than Perl
even for text-munging-type tasks.

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