What to do after Python?

Michael Hudson mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Feb 18 11:34:04 CET 2001


Jim Eaton <eatonalive%qwestinternet.net at pop3.qwestinternet.net> writes:

> I am learning Python as a first language, and I have been wondering
> what is a good language to learn after Python?  I'm thinking of
> either going into C or Java but I'm not sure which one because I've
> heard many arguments either way.  Will going into Java first be any
> detriment to learning C later?  Any suggestions would be greatly
> appreciated.

Depends what you want to do, obviously.  If you're after a job, then
C, C++, Java are good choices.  If you want to broaden your mind, try
scheme or Common Lisp or Haskell or some variant of ML or Smalltalk...

Cheers,
M.

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