...Yet another thread with a very specific question,
totally side-tracked to a generalized discussion in regards to programming, exactly due to...
Poser Rob's desperate attempts to somehow appear relevant & knowledgeable.
Since he couldn't answer such for the life of his, he'd better go off to copy/paste some...easylinuxtips
(or tell us for the 1000th time how much he agrees with Pjotr, again, in order for him to appear relevant) - by hey, whatever...
Gugi, in a few days, as a fun project / exercise,
you could possibly come up a bingo card generator
with his past statements in those forums:
I wouldn't recommend C or C++ to start ...
they are NOT high level programming languages (more like high level assembly language) and not meant for beginners.
Try Python instead. It's a good starting language and I read recently (in IEEE Spectrum I think) it's the #1 used language at the moment.
I'd try Python nif you haven't done it for a bit. C/C++ is NOT a good one to start with,
it's not a high level language and if you don't understand pointers and recursion forget C.
G++ is just short for GNU C++. If you're this new to programming, C++ is one of the worst choices for a language to start with.
It's like trying to learn how to drive in a Lamborghini with no traction control in a blizzard. Familiar with recursion and pointers?
C is NOT a good language to start programming with. It isn't a high level lnguage, more like a high level assembler.
I cannot think of a WORSE way for a newbie to start learning programming than a kernel building project using C and C++ like this.
Seriously, this is not meant for beginners ...
most university CS programs don't introduce C programming until the 2nd year ... and dont't expect any guru support.
Xlib is written in C or C++. There are few worse languages for learning programming on.
C is not a high level programming language, it's more like a high level assembler. It assumes knowledge begiinners don't have.
- it does get way way better as well:
There are many C posers out there. Ask them to explain pointers.
That'll separate the men from the boys. You can't do anything in C without pointers.
However, many newbies think there's such a thing as "linux progamming". There isn't. Programming is actually platform independent.
I know how silly that sounds ... I admit you do need a platform to test your programs ...
but the principles underlying it are the same on any platform.
Frankly I'd be surprised if any of those devs used Pascal ...
it's one of those programming languages that are often taught in 1st year CS courses but rarely used in the "real world".
(Reply he earned himself): 'Huh, do you know "Skype" or "Photoshop" ?Those applications were developed in Pascal.'
Q:What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?
The last time I ever installed by building and compiling a tar.gz source was a backported wireless driver, years ago.
Won't touch them unless absolutely necessary.