On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 18:38:02 UTC, Alexandre wrote:
I would like an honest opinion.
I have a beginner level (able to do very small programs) in a
few languages such as python, go, C, guile(scheme) and common
lisp. I want to pick a language and go deep with it and focus
on only one for at least the next 2 years or so.
Should I go for C and then when I become a better programmer
change to D?
Should I start with D right now?
The reason I am considering starting with C: since I am a
beginner, obvious I will need lots of books, tutorials, videos
etc. And I believe C would have more resources and maybe a low
level to help with programming in general. And, when I need a
more powerful language, I would than learn D. Since you know
the good and the ugly of the D programming language I wonder,
what you would think would be the best to do right now?
Thank you for your help!
If you're looking for a language with lots of learning resources
available, both C and Python are excellent choices. C is a good
choice if you want to learn about how your programs interact with
the hardware, and get an idea of how higher-level languages work
"under the hood." Python is probably a better choice if you have
a specific project in mind that you'd like to work on, like a web
application or a game.
I would not recommend D as a beginning language, both because
there are fewer beginner-oriented resources available for it than
for C and Python (the only one I know of is Ali Çehreli's book
), and because it's a bigger, more complicated language.