[CentOS] OT: programming language for morons (newbie friendly language in Open Source world)

Tue Dec 14 15:32:45 UTC 2010
Steve Lindemann <steve at marmot.org>

Jerry Franz wrote:
> Thinking the code belongs to the data just a mental model. One of many 
> that may be used or not used at need for the exact same code.   But 
> never make the mistake of thinking any of them are "The Truth". A good 
> programmer switches mental models as needed and is not wedded to any of 
> them as "The Truth" - merely as *convenient to the task*.


...and I started programming in binary, then moved up to assembler. 
When I finally got to FORTRAN IV I thought I'd reached nirvana.

As teaching languages go I still like Pascal and it's not bad as a 
general purpose language.  For practical work I lean towards PERL and 
PHP, but then I do sys admin for work and websites for fun.

Define your task then -

Use the tool that fits the task... not the other way around!

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