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    Just geeting started


    Hello everyone,

    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.


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    Sure, python is arguably the best language to learn beginning programming concepts with. Google for python tutorials and be enlightened
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    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

    Have fun,

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    P.S Nice ambition; mine is to write a small language or my own!
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    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.
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    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!

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    Hey,

    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.


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    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.

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