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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: David Kastrup <dak@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 12:19:12 +0200
steve donovan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM, David Kastrup <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Lua's data structures are not that of the underlying computer. It does
>> not teach you what is computationally expensive, and what not. And
>> since it has only one, it does not teach you how to pick. For that, C
>> is a rather good fit
> Yes, if you were teaching how computers actually work, which makes it
> a good _second_ language.
>> Uh, I digress.
> But an entertaining comparison! Has C++ _ever_ been compared to an
> accordion before?
> By comparison, C is one of those little squeeze boxes that is an
> essential part of Afrikaans folk music.
Actually, my main instrument is like Ada. Regular layout left and
right, five addressable octaves on each side, and you have a slider for
specifying the location of the octave break in the chord section (which
is not changeable for sane instruments).