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    which language

    I've learned enough vb to relise that I hate vb. Now I want to move on to something else. I was thinking along the lines of perl, python or ruby to start with and eventually work my way up to c. Does anyone have any suggestions on which lanuage I should start with. I'm not trying to make anything inperticular I just want to start learning the basics of programming.

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    Re: which language

    Here's a lsit. Pick what you like:

    Python: Easy to use and learn, lots of modules and documentation, very cool to program with, moderate speed

    Ruby: same as Python except the modules and documentation are a bit harder to find

    Scheme/Lisp: functionnal languages, lots of parenthesis, gives you a great programming experience

    Sather: a language I discovered tonight: it is fast (faster than C++), safe, statically typed, OO and a not so bad syntax. THe documentation is very hard to find and very few people use it

    Java: big language these days, but the support for Linux is a bit lacking.

    C/C++: Very popular languages, but these are used less and less for user applications due to their natural unsafeness

    Perl: Errr.... don't pick that one, unless you want to write REALLY messy code

    O'Caml: functionnal language, that's very fast, statically typed.

    Pike: a scripting language that's really fast, it's OO, it has good string manipulation and it has a C-like syntax, so you aren't lost if you know a bit of C/C++/Java

    Emacs Lisp: learn this only if you want to implement something in Emacs. It can give you a nice intro to lisp though since it's much easier than other Lisp's.


    That's it. Good luck.

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    Re: which language

    8) C++ 8)

    Just do it ! get a decent book on C++ and start at page 1

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    Re: which language

    8) python 8)


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    Re: which language

    8)C++ 8) or 8)Java 8) and i recomend you to read the books Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, good books and free to download. Look for them in google.
    HtH

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    Re: which language

    8) C++ *8) or *8) Perl *8) or *8) Python *8)

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    Re: which language

    For once, I was the only one who submitted something objective.

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    Re: which language

    if i wanted to make gui programs for kde would I just need to know qt?

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    Re: which language

    if i wanted to make gui programs for kde would I just need to know qt?
    Sure, but it might help to know a programming language to write your qt apps in.

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    Re: which language

    thats what I'm asking is what do I need to know to make gui programs for linux. I think I'm going to start learning ruby tonight though. Anyone know some good ruby tutorials?

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