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Re^4: perl's long term place in bioinformatics?
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So does learning C, or C++, help you learn the
Yes -- C++ is mostly a superset of C, so learning either helps you
learn the other.
And what would be the advantage of knowing the same
language as what the extension APIs are in?
The idea is that you first write your program in a comfortable,
high-level, slow language (e.g. R or Perl) and then, if it's too slow,
reimplement parts of it in a fast language, calling those parts from
the high-level language.