You are glad you have brother this
bright - and you are right.
I agree with you completely. If he is already a programmer, and his interest is to know exactly how computer works in detail level, C is excellent language - is is basically assembly language on steroids. I remember how I felt after couple of courses and programs in assember, when I got my hand on C. C, and Big Blue C book (written with wit - almost as Camel book is) was like a godsend! Perl is the mostly same, plus excellent string capabilities, minus need to declare types of everything. Then, what is your reason not
to introduce perl? I know perl debugger is not as good, but new free Open Perl @ sourceforge.net
. might solve this problem. OTOH, learning pointers C-way makes sense, if he plans taking C++ classes. Also, getting used that all variables should be declared and have certain type, is good. Laziness can come later.
As always, find out what the job is, and then use right tool.
To make errors is human. But to make million errors per second, you need a computer.
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