C++ programming (was Newbie Alert: Beginning parallel program ming with Scyld)

Jakob Oestergaard jakob at unthought.net
Fri Oct 18 14:54:02 EDT 2002


On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 01:53:05PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Daniel Kidger wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Michael Garriss wrote:
> > > You should take the time to learn C++ rather then C.  
> > 
> > Oh dear I fear another flame war is about to start.
> 
> Arrrr, mateys, arrrr.  Tie 'em to the mizzenmast!  Keel haul 'em!  Hoist
> 'em on their own petards!  Did someone actually say "C++ rather than C"?

1) Learn Fortran 77  (one year should do for this purpose)
2) Learn C (not 9X)  (another few years)
3) Learn ANSI C++    (I'm on 8th year, not done yet)

Don't forget to do some bash, csh (*vomit!*), perl and Haskell on the
way too.  Just to get a taste of it  :)

Now, after that, you and only you can decide which language you should
*really* learn - and which language you should use for your projects.

> 
> Just kidding.
> 

I'm not  :)

> Well, sorta kidding.  I'd never hoist anybody on a petard (too dangerous
> to innocent bystanders) and don't even know what a mizzenmast is.  So
> that leaves keel-hauling;-)

I'm all for keel-hauling anyone who lists just one pet language  ;)

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