Java or C++

Andrew Dalke dalke at acm.org
Sat Apr 8 20:01:18 EST 2000


Dr. Greg Quinn wrote:
> Both.
> It will help you get used to the idea of quickly taking on new
> languages,  which you'll have to do in your career as a programmer.

But if that's the point, C++ and Java are too close together to
get an idea of the spectrum of languages available.  Other ones
could be Scheme, Smalltalk, Eiffel and Haskell - each with their
own, different views of the world.  Hmm, and toss in Forth, an
APL derivitive like J, and Prolog, and you'll cover most of the
major categories :)

I should point out that of these languages, I've only heard of
people using Smalltalk for bioinformatics software.

                    Andrew
                    dalke at acm.org








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