[BangPypers] how to learn programming

Amit k. Saha amitsaha.in at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 06:44:36 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Algorithms play important role.I am not biased
>> towards specific language but I have found those how have programmed  in
>> C/C++ are generally better(in problem solving) than who program in other
>> languages.
> I completely disagree.
> If you want to learn algorithms, then you better work with a
> higher-level language that let you work without getting into lower
> level details of bit and bytes.
> Here is an article by a computer science prof saying why Python is the
> best language for learning algorithms.
> http://www.ece.uci.edu/~chou/py02/python.html

<This is a good read >


>> This is not to say Python/Java etc  are bad but C/C++ forces  you
>> to learn(without copy paste!) unlike java/Python where JDK provides all
>> methods in API.Ofcourse this has happened because software apps have grown
>> big in size and complexities than in 80s/90s where C/C++ were predominant.
> The standard library of c/c++ is not powerful enough that you have to
> keep carrying or copy-paste your favorite utilities in every program.
> "Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming: any sufficiently complicated C
> or Fortran program contains an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden
> slow implementation of half of Common Lisp."
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Amit Kumar Saha
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