From: Michel Catudal
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
Date: 10 Dec 2002 21:18:10 -0600
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Rich Webb wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 08:10:12 GMT, Parmin
>>Would C language be easier to use? I dont know C language
>>but am willing to learn if it is better for my use.
> Although it has grown up a bit, originally C was described by its
> authors as "portable assembly language" in that it was small, simple,
> close to the hardware, and without very much in the way of behind-the-
> scenes magic.
> Discussions of programming languages often become religious wars so I'll
> leave it with a paraphrase of an old saying (since I can't remember the
> original or who said it!).
> Basic is like the scissors that children use. They can be used to cut
> out pretty much any shape you might want out of paper. They are also
> safe, with blunt tips and not very sharp, so you're unlikely to
> accidently injure yourself while using then.
> C is like a surgeon's scalpel: just a handle and an edge. It can cut
> practically anything and in the right hands it can perform miracles.
> However, use it carelessly and you'll cut your own hands off.
Basic can also be described as something that kids use before
they learn how to program.
Tired of Microsoft's rebootive multitasking?
then it's time to upgrade to Linux.