[BangPypers] how to learn programming

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridhar.ratna at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 20:38:05 CET 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 7:22 AM, prasanna diwadkar <pdiwadkar at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I was talking in general.I am not saying python/java programmers are lesser
> quality than C/C++ .Ultimately programming is a programming is a
> programming.
> Since 80s to late 90s many Indian/foreign(US etc) have been teaching
> programming in C/C++.When I talked to 2 ex-professors in India,they observed
> that the rigor when students go through using c/++ is higher than
> java/python.For.e.g.manipulation of linked list,hash table.IMO better
> programming is not just understaning the layers of abstraction but
> understanding some intracacies,what goes below the hood.

Are you suggesting that because a programmer is adept in manipulating
memory, pointers, arrays and structures like lists, hash table, stack,
queue he becomes better in problem solving (from solving an
algorithmic problem to a real-world problem) than a programmer who is

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