[Tutor] SUGGESTIONS FOR A TRUE BIGGINNER/LEARN TO PROGRAM
Mon, 24 Jul 2000 09:52:54 -0700 (PDT)
Congrats on taking the plunge into programming. I'm pretty new to things myself but did a lot of reading before I decided to roll up my hands and get to work.
I think that a Python=>Scheme=>Perl will be a good progression for you. Python is a great first choice because it's easy to learn but powerful enough to actually *do* something. Scheme is a great next step because you practically have to learn to think like a computer scientist in order to get anything done (great discipline). Finally, Perl has a C-like syntax and can ease you into either an OOP (which you'll have been introduced to with Python)language like Java or a lower-level language like C. Once you've got a feel for Python and Scheme, things will probably take off from there.
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