in reply to My foremost goal in 2009 is to:

Learn C. I know lots of Perl, but not enough C. I want to contribute to some C/C++ open source apps, but I can't do that yet.

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Re^2: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:
by Joost (Canon) on Jan 16, 2009 at 20:35 UTC
Re: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:
by jonadab (Parson) on Jan 14, 2009 at 16:12 UTC
    Learn C.

    I tried that four different times. (Well, technically it was C++ two of those times.) It... didn't take. These languages are so feature-impoverished, you absolutely cannot believe it. You do not want to program in C or C++. It's not fun.

    Do yourself a favor: pick a language to learn that sometimes gets positive reactions from people who have previously used Perl. Ruby, for instance.

      I would just completely ignore C, but so many projects out there use it and I'm helpless when it comes to making modifications to them or contributing to the projects code-wise.

      I feel pain also! But I have no idea to write a perl module for my C/C++ colleagues! :(

      In my opnion, perl embed is the only flaw of perl5. That's why I'm drooling about perl6 & parrot.

      I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction