On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 22:49:10 UTC, SashaGreat wrote:
On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 22:16:42 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
What is your goal? In my opinion, learning C is a waste of
time in 2019 unless you have something specific in mind
related to a job. C is mostly "fun with segmentation faults".
Most of your time is not spent solving problems. If you want
to be productive, choose D, Go, Rust, C++, or just about
anything but C.
Interesting because you asked his goal and no matter what you
pretty much just said to avoid C. So why the goal matters here?
"In my opinion, learning C is a waste of time in 2019 unless you
have something specific in mind related to a job."
Kernel, embedded systems, LIBs (In fact there is libspng right
now on front page of Reddit - /r/programming) that still uses C.
That's very specialized, but sure, some things are still written
For example there is a lot of things with those languages (D or
C++) like attributes: scope, ref, pure, share and so on that is
useful but not for beginner.
You can write, say, a CGI app using D without having to get into
all of that. I generally don't mess with attributes, templates,
or any of that cognitively challenging stuff, and I've been
writing D code for six years. Someone that has programmed before
could work through Adam's cookbook or Mike's book easily.