"Simple" Languages in FreeBSD

Murk Fletcher murk.fletcher at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 06:02:10 UTC 2016

Ruby is really the only way to go. Python is nice but the majority of
people supporting it are those who've spent most of their lives learning it
and would do anything to defend it.

Look up "Rails vs Python" etc. on YouTube (although comedy sketches).


On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 7:38 AM, james <james at mansionfamily.plus.com> wrote:

> 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.
> James
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