[Novalug] [OT] New programming langugages based on JVM -- was "Scala users"
bdalzell at qis.net
Fri Oct 23 10:06:32 EDT 2009
On Fri, 23 Oct 2009, Peter Larsen wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 21:18 -0400, Nick Danger wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:46:07 -0500 (CDT)
>> Beartooth <beartooth at Beartooth.Info> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 22 Oct 2009, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>>>> I'm gonna have to disagree here. Once you know a bunch of
>>>> languages, each new one is No Big Deal....I'm just saying that
>>>> learning new languages isn't all that hard, especially when you
>>>> have existing code in front of you.
>>> The same is true of natural languages, btw -- especially
>>> if you learn not only their present forms, but also their
>>> history. Each new one gets easier.
>> I completely disagree. I have an easier time learning programming
>> then learning languages. Maybe my mouth doesn't work as good as my
> It's all what your brain is tuned in to do. To a great degree natural
> languages have the same constructs nomatter which one you pick. The same
> is true for programming languages. Except for a few core branches that
> differs fundamentally everything within those branches are pretty much
> the same. As someone who's got 5 natural languages behind me (and I
> don't know how many computer programming languages) I can only agree
> with Beartooth.
While not a professional programmer I do some programming. I have never
been a natural for learning other human languages. I learned Logo, Basic
and Perl without a lot of trouble but trying to switch my mind over to
object orientated language (or ojects in Perl/Tk) has been terribly hard.
Soemwhere along the line I probably should have learned C.
I find it easier to learn a computer language if there are a lot of
examples available as opposed to just the theoretical discussion some of
the books have.
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