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- Subject: Re: teach your Grandma prototypical inheritance? was (Uncommon OOP in Lua: right or wrong?)
- From: "Patrick Mc(avery" <spell_gooder_now@...>
- Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 17:23:59 -0400
This is good to know. I'm creating a new credit course "Scripting for Security"
for IPO Fall 2011 that will feature BASH, Python and Lua (in that order) that I
figured is a useful order if not a logical one. I'd appreciate any
the group on the subject.
I think I am qualified to answer this one. Most people on this list are
very talented programmers and have been that way for a long time. I
starting teaching myself about 4 years ago at 30 years of age and still
only program part time. All sorts of mistakes and confusion are fresh in
This is almost the exact order I learned too. BASH, Python, PHP, Lua, C.
Perhaps you may want to lead off with a discussion of what to use each
language for and what can be reused between them. Thinking that the next
language would be starting from scratch I wanted to try things like GUI
programming in BASH. Now I can also see that regular expressions mostly
carry over between languages and that using the wrong tool for the job
is harder then adding another language.
Hope this helps-Patrick