From: Stef Mientki
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 18:46:26 +0100
Organization: The University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Steve Andrew wrote:
> 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 ;->
You must confuse programming and coding :-)