UT Lisp Users Group?
sjansen at buscaluz.org
Wed Jul 13 15:02:55 MDT 2005
On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 14:20 -0600, Bryan Sant wrote:
> Or they also know C++ and PL/SQL Or they know asm and Fortran. Or
> they know Smalltalk and Pascal. Or they may just know Perl and Lisp.
> Whooptie doo.
C++ : Object oriented. Messier than Java. No big deal.
PL/SQL : Procedural. The only really interesting part is the declarative
SQL. Not very indicative.
asm : Procedural. At best. But at least they know what all the Java is
doing deep underneath.
Fortran : /me shivers
Smalltalk : Not widely used outside academia. Probably have a better
background in theory.
Pascal : Procedural/object oriented. No big deal.
Perl : Procedural/object oriented/functional/crazy powerful regex/scary.
Depending on how much they know, could be indicative of a skilled
programmer. Alternatively, if they say they know just enough to know
better than to use perl, that's also a good sign. ;-)
Lisp: Functional. Very different from Java. Even if you don't use it
regularly, learning to think in a lispy manner will make you a better
So no, not all languages are equal.
Stuart Jansen e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org
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