"Simple" Languages in FreeBSD

Pedro A. M. Vazquez vazquez at g.unicamp.br
Fri Jul 1 01:13:14 UTC 2016

Does FreeBSD needs an 'official' small language? Perl is a mature language
I use a lot, Python is very good, Lua is smaller than both and very good
too, I'm learning Lua now.

*Uma nação "que queria ser moderna" recua no tempo e se coloca ao lado de
Honduras e Paraguai como países onde "presidentes eleitos foram afastados
de forma questionável", afirmam análises sobre o impeachment de Dilma*

*na DW Brasil

2016-06-30 21:34 GMT-03:00 Chris Hill <chris at monochrome.org>:

> On Fri, 1 Jul 2016, Felix Friedlander wrote:
> On 1 Jul 2016, at 07:52, Allen <bsd_atog at comcast.net> wrote:
> [ snip ]
> Anyway, in all these years that have passed using FreeBSD and a bunch
>>> of Linux distros, I never had time or patience enough to learn
>>> Programming Languages, and I'm getting more and more to the part where
>>> I'm thinking it's a good idea more so now than before.
>>> I have the book "Learning Perl" that I bought a while back, and I've
>>> also downloaded a bunch of stuff for Perl, Python, Ruby, and others, so
>>> I'm just curious on basically what Languages anyone here would
>>> recommend.
>>> Literally anyone who responds with an opinion, I'm interested. Being
>>> easy to learn for someone who isn't great with Math but does understand
>>> Unix is a plus but not a requirement. I was starting to teach myself
>>> Ruby on a Linux box I was using for a while and Ruby did seem to be
>>> going OK, but a lot of the FreeBSD Books I've bought recommend Perl,
>>> and I've also had just as many reasons from people saying to try
>>> Python, so basically any Language and what reasons would be great.
>>> -Allen
>> Hi Allen,
>> Perl may have been the language of choice 10 or even 5 years ago, but
>> unless you have a specific reason I would wholeheartedly recommend Python
>> as a first language. It?s incredibly easy, very powerful, the standard
>> library is amazing (you can implement a full SMTP server or web server in
>> about 10 lines of Python) and it?s available on a huge number of platforms,
>> including FreeBSD.
> [ snip ]
> I'll second Felix's recommendation of Python. I'm only now learning it
> myself, although I've been doing various kinds of programming "since 'Nam."
> Python feels extremely flexible and powerful, but I'm sure it
> has its problems as with any other language. For a book, I've been using
> 'Introducing Python' by Bill Lubanovic (O'Reilly, ISBN 978-1-449-35936-2).
> --
> Chris Hill               chris at monochrome.org
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