Programming language querry
johnk at spasm.niddk.nih.gov
Wed Jun 7 13:03:14 EST 1995
In article <19950606235137.bloksber at thomashaw-at.css.msu.edu>, bloksber at pilot.msu.edu (Leonard N. Bloksberg) writes:
|> I'm getting sick of waiting for some specialized applications to be written
|> for me, so I'm entertaining the idea of writing my own programs. I am
|> comfortable in DOS and UNIX, but I only have access to DOS and Windows
|> machines right now. I'm leaning toward a C language because I understand
|> that programs can be compiled for UNIX, DOS, or MAC from the same code.
|> Is "Borland C++ 4.5 visual" a good language to dive into? Can anyone recomend
|> something that will be both easy to pick up, and powerfull enough to bother
|> spending time to learn? Thanks.
Exactly what kind of custom program are you looking to write?
A little utility (like a customized pocket calculator), or
a molecular dynamics program?
How important is having a good (graphic) user interface?
How important is the PC/Mac/Unix portability?
For writing little utility programs, Tcl (for PC and Unix, but
probably not Macs) is OK. Visual Basic is *much* better, but only
runs on PCs (Windows or DOS).
For writing really big programs, I advise you to talk to an
expert. Inexperienced people tend to do a poor job of the
initial organizing of a very large program.
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