should i learn it first ?
philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Mar 9 21:05:31 CET 2002
On Sat, 09 Mar 2002 11:44:45 GMT, Qiang.JL <dragon at china.org> wrote:
>apologize if this is off-topic :)
>I am a student who have learned perl,java and other like data structure
>stuff. Now i want to take some further step to learn one or two languages to
>improve my language view. There are two languages are on the list: python
>I have heard a lot ppl talk about C/C++,saying it's the must language to
>learn for a programmer.
Firstly, C and C++ are separate languages. C++ is mostly a superset
of C. Both languages are popular and widely used.
Some people would argue that you can't be a "real programmer" unless
you know C++. I personally would consider someone who knows several
langs including C++ to be much more of a programmer than someone who
just knows how to write simple screens in VB with a little
As to what you should learn *next*, I'd guess it depends on what
sort of programs you are expecting to write in the near future. C
and C++ are used mostly for similar sorts of things; Python for
other sorts of things.
>and i indeed feel so. but C/C++ is hard and may need
>to take longer time to learn and get the concept.also, Python seems a good
>language and easier to learn.
It certainly is.
>I think some of you may come cross this, so let me ask you these questions
>do i need to learn C/C++ to be a good programmer?
That depends entirely on what you mean by "good programmer".
>which one is better to start with ? ( I'm not a program beginner so python
>being a beginner programmer maybe not be applied here)
You could do it either way... personally I'd go for Python first.
>How many language do you think one should _master_?
If you want to be as good at programming as you can be, then as many
as possible. You should certainly have written a significant amount
of code in at least 10.
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