January 20th, 2004, 08:54 PM
Just geeting started
I know this has probley been posted a million times. But i want to learn programing and everyone is pointing me to python to learn first. I have picked up a book and started to read. And i am woundering if python is the route to go. In the long run i want to make my own OS. But i know it is going to take years before i am ready to do it. And also that i should use C or C++ for it. I am just trying to go in the right direction. Thanks in advance for all the help that everyone can give me.
January 21st, 2004, 02:22 AM
Sure, python is arguably the best language to learn beginning programming concepts with. Google for python tutorials and be enlightened
January 21st, 2004, 06:28 AM
Gotta agree with Strike; Pythons a great language for beginners... and experianced programmers alike!
Python = DevSpeed + (Power + Elegance)
need i say more? This said Python wont get you a lot of jobs... but it will get you great jobs! And you'll have alot of fun with it!!!
As for learning C/C++ pythons syntax is very different, if you deside to go the C/C++ rout then i'd pick up perl first
P.S Nice ambition; mine is to write a small language or my own!
January 21st, 2004, 08:15 AM
Even if you want to learn C/C++ later, DO NOT LEARN PERL. Syntax is a minor thing when it comes to programming, and learning a crappy language with a syntax similar to C/C++ will make you worse off.
January 21st, 2004, 09:06 AM
Oh i dont know about that Strike, i started off by learning perl then moves onto PHP then a little C/C++ stuff... working with those other languages only made me appreciate Python more
And making the transistion from a C based language to C/C++ has gotta be easier than coming from somwhere else; if only for little things like closing lines and using curly brackets around blocks.
As for good programming, i back Python all the way, i've learned so much from it... it's just an awsum language!
January 21st, 2004, 11:13 AM
Thanks for all the replies. Ill keep reading and see where it takes me. As far as jobs i dont want to make money from it. I just want to do if for myself. Build a couple OSes sooner or later. Onced again thanks for all the replies.
January 21st, 2004, 11:44 AM
If you're not looking necessarily for a job then yeah, go for Python all the way but if you're to create your own OS some time, then learn C thoroughly as well as a bit of assembly.