On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 21:06:51 -0500 "Alex Kelly" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Thanks for all of the great suggestions to my previous question! > > Yet, the responses have led me to another question. If C++ is newer > and more advanced than C, will it replace C? Unlikely. Old languages die hard - it's a bit scary to think of all the systems out there that are still running programs written in FORTRAN, COBOL, Business BASIC, and MUMPS (and incidentally will continue to run those programs until it becomes cost-ineffective to do so - which is to say, probably indefinately.) > If so, should I learn C++ and forget C? If you want an appreciation of how computers actually work, learn the language that many call "portable(ish) assembly code" - C. If you don't really care how computers actually work, and you just want an elegant way to specify algorithms, learn Haskell. If you want something in-between, learn Erlang. And if you want a job in a cubicle, learn C++ or Java. Just MHO, -Chris _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"