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Old 11-23-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
dun4d
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Programing for Linux, newbie


Hi
I'm looking to learn to program. At collage we have a choice of learning Visual Basic or Delphi. Which launguages should I look into learning for Linux. Just general stuff. Python, Perl, Ruby?

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Old 11-23-2006, 04:15 PM   #2
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I'd recommend a variety of types of language, from fairly low-level ones like C, to something higher like python/perl. It's worth learning a little TCL because it's used by loads of useful stuff like expect, and it has such minimal syntax that it's a breeze to learn.

If you're feeling adventurous, maybe dabble with a little assembler (this will give you some insights you simply can't get another way). A nice way to do this is write something for a simulated embedded environment. Flash some LEDs

For a laugh, perhaps try something wacky like prolog or lisp, but don't expect to come out of it acting like a normal human being. (lisp will have you dreaming in brackets).
 
Old 11-27-2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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There's another thread with some excellent suggestions and rationales on what to learn if you want to develop on Linux.

If you know Delphi and want to get started programming on Linux quickly, have a look at Lazarus.
 
  


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