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steve donovan <> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM, David Kastrup <> 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?

A bandonion.

> 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).

David Kastrup