[ale] [90dw-lcthw] C as a second language

Paul Cartwright pbcartwright at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 14:05:03 EST 2015

I just installed pascal... See free pascal.org .waaaay back in my Atari st days  I ran Alice pascal.. Then I took C during my AT&T days on  a real UNIX computer..

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> On Nov 27, 2015, at 12:14 PM, DJ-Pfulio <DJPfulio at jdpfu.com> wrote:
> C is best learned after an interpreted language teaches basic
> programming skills, IMHO. Python is a good first language. No need to
> be a python expert, just functions, i/o, layout, version control, and
> TDD to start. All of that translates easily to C.
> C is a jumping off point for all compiled languages - like C++, C#,
> Java, .... Dart. Learning C teaches the language that most other
> languages were built from originally. C memory management is critical to
> understand. All languages basically use it under the covers. Learning
> function pointers would be helpful to understanding how OO works under
> the covers.
> Lots to know.
>> On 11/27/2015 11:35 AM, leam hall wrote:
>> Also, something from the book. Zed recommends knowing another
>> programming language before trying to tackle C. For those expressing
>> interest, I can say that so far the book seems easy to read and most
>> Linux users could get at least as far as I've gotten.
>> However, if we're starting in Jan, then you have a month to play with
>> Python, Ruby, or similar to get your programming feet wet.  :)
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