"Simple" Languages in FreeBSD

james james at mansionfamily.plus.com
Thu Jul 7 05:41:25 UTC 2016

On 30/06/2016 22:52, Allen wrote:
> 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.

I'll go against the flow here and suggest Go.

Like Python, there's plenty of batteries included in the Go ecosystem.  
Its also portable.
I found it easy to learn, and it has automatic storage management.

While its fully compiled, the compilation process is very fast - fast 
enough that
compile-on-demand as a scripting substitute is workable.

Unlike Python:
  - it runs very fast
  - it has some reasonable strong typing

A dynamic typed language may seem easier to learn, but I think its illusory.

I'd really like to suggest Haskell, because I'd say that after years of 
experience I
became a better programmer when I started to learn it, but its an 
unusual choice.


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