From: "Steve Andrew"
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
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Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 10:12:05 GMT
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Michel Catudal wrote:
> 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.
....Or for programmers who cannot ;->