"Simple" Languages in FreeBSD

Robert Hall rjhjr0 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 16:42:00 UTC 2016

On 6/30/16, Allen <bsd_atog at comcast.net> wrote:
> I've been using FreeBSD on and off since 4.0-CURRENT, which seems like
> almost a lifetime ago now, heh. I'm currently using FreeBSD
> 10.0-RELEASE and even though I've gotten my latest order from the
> FreeBSD Mall (Which I bought 10.3-RELEASE on DVD along with a bunch of
> other stuff for myself and my Wife) I'm not ready to upgrade yet since
> I've gotten my system working how I like (Got WindowMaker set up, and
> FVWM2, and some other stuff set up) so I'm using it for now.
> 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.

Why is it a good idea now? If you just want to automate things on a
few computers, sh will run on any *nix box without installing
additional software. If you want to create GUIs in X, you'll need
something more complicated.

Pick something that you're likely to use a lot. Any language that you
know well will be more powerful than a language you don't know well.

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