But here's the real question. What programming language should Joey learn
first? He's 6 1/2, and he wants a faster computer (he currently has a P/75),
and I've told him that I'll get him one once he learns how to program.
BASIC? No, I can't do that to him.
Pascal? Just too ancient a language. Plus, Microsoft doesn't make a Pascal
compiler any more.
Let's not talk about LOGO.
Really, the candidates in my mind are Java and C++. I suppose Java is the
more politically correct choice. But I'm worried about it hiding too much
(e.g. with garbage collection), whereas in C++, you can drill down and
actually see how auto_ptr<T> works. Besides, I suspect C++ will long outlast
So, I'm probably going to go with C++. Unless y'all can talk me out of it
(and offer a better alternative).
- Joe (feeling fegmanic-depressive today)
"There's no one else, in the abandoned brain,
But that's not necessarily bad.
It feeds on itself and it's not insane,
This brain's too old to go mad." -
Joseph S. Barrera III
The onions expunged anise vestige are muon purse and navels.