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From: "Steve Andrew"
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
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Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 10:15:18 GMT
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Organization: BigPond Internet Services (http://www.bigpond.net.au)
Richard Steven Walz wrote:
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> 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.
> But only by immature C-assholes who are frightened of being taken for
> unprofessional. In every field there are a bunch who want all
> hobbyists to give up trying to make anything work for themselves so
> they'll break down and hire them, because THEY KNOW that's the only
> way they'll EVER get work!
> Those who religiously seek to dissuade people from BASIC so that they
> will be demoralized by C and give up trying ANYTHING simple and fun
> JUST so these sad fucks can get hired to do this trivial crap are such
> sad vicious ignorant people.
Looks like somebody else who tried to learn C, and found it a bit beyond his
BASIC abilities ;->
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