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Re: [ProgSoc] Questions...
On Fri, May 07, 1999 at 05:43:51PM +1000, Matt wrote:
> On Fri, May 07, 1999 at 04:37:23PM +1000, Eliseo Christopher d'Annunzio, Esquire wrote:
>> 3. I need a recommendation for a suitable comp language to learn as
>> my next step. I'm heading towards web and general PC applications
>> and already have Unix and PERL under my thumb, but am stuck with
>> choosing between C++, Delphi, Java and VB6... any suggestions...?
> if you really want to know how computers work my suggetion is
> assembly language. it is boring, it is tedious, it can be hard, but
> is worth the effort. Sun SPARC machines are prevelant at UTS, heck
> progsoc has a few lying around that arent being used in a
> "production" sense. get a copy of the version 7 and version 8 sparc
> arch books and learn some stuff.
> if you dont want to learn systems stuff and are quite happy to live
> purely in an apps world without understanding whats "under the hood"
> i would suggest you learn Python.
actually you might also want to consider not learning a new language
at all. get volume 1,2 and 3 of the "The Art of Computer Programming"
by Donald Knuth. Read them and try to understand 80+% of it. This will
probably do more for you as a programmer than learning another
language will (unless you have already read them).
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