Learning to Program
jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Mon Nov 8 17:18:38 MST 2010
On 08 Nov 2010, at 16:27, Charles Curley wrote:
> Learning to Program
> I got a query from a new Linux user who wants to learn computer
> programming. Linux is an excellent choice for this, because there are a
> huge number of programming languages available for it....and all free.
> The risk is in becoming overwhelmed by the choices available.
> There's a good chance that your Linux PC will have most of the
> following already installed. If not, they should be available from your
> repository. (Links are to Wikipedia.)
> Apropos the recent discussion.
That is a good list, which also reminds me that I was going to pick one to put my eight year old on. Probably one that I also have not learned yet so that we can learn it together. Lisp could be fun to look at again, I have always wanted to get more into TCL, Ruby sounds interesting. Any suggestions for a very first language for a child? Maybe I will just drop C on him.
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