On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 18:38:02 UTC, Alexandre wrote:
Hi everyone,

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 [1]), and because it's a bigger, more complicated language.

[1] http://www.ddili.org/ders/d.en/index.html

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