"Simple" Languages in FreeBSD
ultima1252 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 11:50:20 UTC 2016
If perl has been decided, I suggest learning rperl instead of regular
perl. They more or less the same, except in that rperl has a stricter
syntax usage (correct me if I'm wrong, not an expert). It will compile it
into a c blob and be much faster than regular perl. One of the compile
settings was 400ish times faster? Yeah... if I were to learn perl, it would
definitely be rperl.
On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 6:22 AM, krad <kraduk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Depending on the problems you are tackling it may also be worth thinking
> about things at a higher level as well. eg if you are doing systems
> maintenance/automation look at something like ansible. It's not programming
> in an traditional sense, but it can make things a lot easier to do,
> especially if you are doing things at scale. There are other config
> management tools out there (chef, puppet, salt, fabric etc) but ansible is
> relatively easy to setup and get going, and will utilise anything you learn
> in python very well. Don't be put off by the fact you may only have a small
> number of machines, it still makes life easier.
> On 1 July 2016 at 09:56, Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:52:43 -0400
> > Allen <bsd_atog at comcast.net> wrote:
> > > 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.
> > First off FreeBSD supports most programming languages from BASIC
> > Prolog by way of C, Smalltalk, LISP, Haskell and Forth among many others.
> > Here's the thing - each of the languages I've listed is an
> > of a particular programming paradigm (there are many other examples of
> > paradigm). If your aim is to learn about programming in general then I
> > would advise learning as many different paradigms as possible. If your
> > is to do a bit of programming then pick a language - any language - and
> > learn to write something useful.
> > Python and Perl are both easy to learn OO/structured languages,
> > python attempts to force good style, perl is more of an anything goes
> > approach. Learn one and the other is easy to learn.
> > --
> > Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>
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