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RE: [SLE] Computer Language...
  • From: "Michael Garabedian" <mikejr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 10:26:40 -0400
  • Message-id: <003201c1ed2e$615e67e0$1700000a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Derek Fountain [mailto:fountai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 9:51 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Computer Language...
>
>
> > What would be good languages to learn.
> >
> > I already know that PERL, and C, and Sed.
I know how to use those a bit, but have not created my own. Edit
certain things.
> It's hard to pick the typo out of that sentence and decide
> what you actually
> meant. Are you saying you already know Perl, C and Sed, or
> did you mean to
> say that you something about them and forgot to say what? :o)
>
> > Is there anything else?
> > And does SuSE use mostly C, or Mostly Perl, or what?
>
> If you don't know Perl, you could do worse than start there.
> It's structure
> is similar to languages like C, plus it doesn't require
> compliers, linkers
> and other tricky technologies. It's got a lot of real world kudos too.
>
> If you already know Perl, C++ or Java would be your best bets
> if you want to
> move to a lower level. Lots of Linux stuff is written in C++
> (the entire KDE
> desktop being the most obvious example), so there's a lot of
> support. Java,
> not quite so, and it's a pretty crappy desktop application
> language, but for
> server stuff and networks it's quite good.
>
> If you fancy another scripting language, I'd recommend Tcl to
> anyone. I know
> a dozen or so languages, and Tcl is by far the simplest, and
> one of the most
> powerful. As a rapid way to develop GUI based applications it
> has no equal.
> It's power to beat of sweat ratio is huge - absolutely
> unique. Unfortunately,
> Perl, Python and the others take all the mainstream applause. Us Tcl
> programmers just quietly get the job done in a third of the
> time, then take
> the rest of the week off... ;o)
I want to be able to use this stuff toward netadmin tools and programs,
I am not a developer but a Sysadmin.
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