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(jeffa) RE: RE: Perl as a first language

by jeffa (Chancellor)
on Aug 22, 2000 at 19:31 UTC ( #29027=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Perl as a first language
in thread Perl as a first language

"Pursue algebra and it will make you a better programmer, pursue programming and it will make you a better mathematician."

Such an awesome insight. I remember when I first started programming on a TI-994a back in 1981 . . . I didn't really understand how strongly math tied into programming.

On the flip side, I remember having a difficult time finding a pratical use for algebra and trig, my teachers just said "Learn it! You'll need it!" but never said WHY.

All I needed was someone to say - "hey kid, learn this stuff and you can make video games one day!"

All well's that end well, though, if I was good at math, I probably never would have pursued music . . .

Jeff


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