mbac at netgraft.com
Mon Aug 5 18:12:32 CEST 2002
> Well, I'm 15 years old looking to have a future in programming. I've
> been playing around with the basics of a few different languages (C,
> C++, Perl, Python, and Java). I know I want to learn C, but as far as
> perl and python I'm trying to decide which. I know right now perl can
> be considered more marketable, but I also like python because it looks
> to be growing and to have a good future. But I started to learn perl
> before I found python (from another perl developer ironically). I was
> wondering if there was anything that can be done in python that can't
> be done in perl.
Neat, I was at that point 6 years ago. Although I had a lot
less fun toys at my disposal..
Here's what I did right, in order:
Learned C as first language
Dinked with assembly, poked at VGA
Play with TCL
Play with Perl
Write Perl professionally
Develop love affair with Python
Cheat on Python with Ruby
Here's what I did wrong:
Learn Win32 API
Tried tolerating Java
``I get back to work and the janitor's asleep at the terminal.
I ask him if he wants to work here too, but he likes the ability
to bust in on people when they're in the toilet...''
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