|compiled programming languages for comparative analysis firstname.lastname@example.org (2003-12-03)|
|Re: compiled programming languages for comparative analysis email@example.com (2003-12-08)|
|Re: compiled programming languages for comparative analysis firstname.lastname@example.org (Joachim Durchholz) (2003-12-08)|
|Re: compiled programming languages for comparative analysis email@example.com (Nick Roberts) (2003-12-08)|
|From:||Joachim Durchholz <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||8 Dec 2003 00:20:45 -0500|
|Organization:||Oberberg Online Infosysteme|
|Posted-Date:||08 Dec 2003 00:20:45 EST|
> Can somebody recommend a compiled language that is easy to learn?
1. Why do you need a compiled language?
The reasons that used to mandate compiled languages ten years ago have
mostly dissolved, at least for programs that can be written in a week.
2. How much programming do you want to learn?
You can learn only a very modest amount of programming in a week - and
you don't just want to learn programming, you also want to solve your
problem within that time!
Your best choice may be to grab some knowledgeable programmer in your
vicinity, ask him what language he's willing and able to help you out
with when you're stuck with it, and simply use that one.
3. What do you want to achieve?
The subject lines says "comparative analysis" - much depends on what
kinds of things you're comparing. If they are numbers, the language to
use is relatively irrelevant. If they are huge numbers, or if you have
many significant digits, you'll need a language with an
infinite-precision library that's easy to use. If they are strings, a
database may help you more than a programming language. If they are
mathematical formulae, a "program for doing mathematics" (Maple,
Mathematica and their ilk) might be more appropriate (be warned that
learning to use such programs usually takes more than a week, so, again,
you need somebody in your vicinity who can help you out).
Hope this helps
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