[Geowanking] RE: Geowanking Digest, Vol 50, Issue 33
lblake at ksninc.com
Mon Jan 21 16:05:12 PST 2008
I've got a lot of respect for the guys that code in languages like C and
C++. Using one of those languages is right up there with brain surgery.
(To think programmers used to be responsible for memory management all
on their own. Where is my garbage collection!)
I think I could learn and use C if I needed to, although I'm always
tempted to implement a system for managing "objects" whenever I use C
I avoid C++ like the plague. :] It's a darn shame too, because Inkscape,
one of my favorite FOSS programs, is written in C++. I bought a 900 page
book on C++, and I've even read it a few times, but I never successfully
used the language. It did teach me a lot about how object-oriented
programming languages run under the hood. I never understood basic
memory management in computer programs until I read it in a C++ book.
That is a gem I'll treasure for a long time.
I guess I'm just addicted to the syntax sugar in languages like Java,
Python, and even Ruby. (I couldn't believe how easy it was to open a
text file in Ruby.)
From: geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to
[mailto:geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to] On Behalf Of Brandon
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 4:00 PM
To: geowanking at lists.burri.to
Subject: [Geowanking] RE: Geowanking Digest, Vol 50, Issue 33
>I'm in my late twenties, and my languages of choice are Java and
>(I dabble in Ruby for customization of Google SketchUp.)
>I'm guessing the old farts are using C, C++ or maybe Perl?
>I wonder what younger people are using?
I'm in your boat. Late 20's - Python & Java.
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