Re: Debian Programming languages
- Date: Sat, 25 May 2019 09:24:35 -0400
- From: songbird <songbird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian Programming languages
James H. H. Lampert wrote:
> Just out of morbid curiosity: what about a full ANSI PL/I?
> (And the mere fact that I'm asking ages me.)
mu! (unasking makes you younger?! :) )A
ancient languages i've used but not in quite a long
COBOL, SNOBOL, ALGOL, LISP
of all of them i actually wrote production code in
Pascal, assembler, COBOL and C (with embedded SQL).
i also wrote a ton of code in C for classwork and
that was the main language i "thought" in. some of
those projects were quite large (write a compiler,
assembler, linking-loader, interpreter, OS, editor,
multiprocessor microcode simulator, etc.) i'm not
sure anyone actually teaches these that much these
for most of my projects here i mostly did either C
or shell scripts.
recently i started picking up Python and it has been
ok so far, but there is still much about OOP that i
don't fully understand. at a full time effort i think
it takes several years to really get a language. since
i'm not doing this full time i expect by the time i
get to retirement age i'll have got it down well
my first Python program i don't consider OOP much
at all, but it went quickly enough. next winter i
hope to revisit it and see what i can do to make it
a better structured program and more OOP.
i'm too busy in the summer to really put much into
learning new things unless it is something quick that