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    Lightbulb Language for text.

    I have already learned XHTML, CSS, and Javascript . I am in the process to master them.
    I skip on phyton and ruby; I am also getting into C . I really like all the C family. I wanted to learn Ruby but decided to dropped .
    Instead , I started learning Perl and I do not regret it .
    Because, I have a son with Autism. I want to build a interactive encyclopedia
    with learning tool , as language development, database, dictionary, for parents
    and child to use .
    This is why I am learning Perl for the text Javascript for graphical interaction.

    Since C compilation will make the application fast . can C help me to accomplish my goal?

    Do I need to learn MySQL or Postgree. perhaps XML?

    or I need to look into another language .
    Rebol look good but there is not sufficent available information to learn or
    get a compiler.

    Thanks!
    Abel

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    > Since C compilation will make the application fast . can C help me to accomplish my goal?
    What's the difference between 10mS, 50mS and 100mS?
    None at all if you're dealing with human perception.

    Sure 'C' is fast, but it takes a hell of a long time to learn, and a hell of a long time to manually code every last detail.

    99%+ of the code you're going to use will be in someone elses library, so you've only got direct control over a small part of the code anyway.
    Open a database, read a record might be 10 lines of your C code, and 10000 lines of code in the database library. Writing those same lines in Perl might only be a couple of lines and be immeasureably slower as a result (the same 10K lines in the database library happen anyway).

    Focus on getting something to work (at all) before worrying about how fast it is. Everyone else only worries about "fast enough" rather than "as fast as possible".

    For what it's worth, I think PHP is worth a look.
    http://www.php.net/
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    If you want web, then I guess ASP is faster than PHP because it isn't interpreted, but I don't know much about it and if you can get it free and run it and all that.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    If you want web, then I guess ASP is faster than PHP because it isn't interpreted, but I don't know much about it and if you can get it free and run it and all that.
    Again, in comparison with the time it takes to access the database (whether we only concern ourselves with the 10000 lines of code it has, or physical memory/disk access times [which are possibly going to have even more influence than the 10000 lines of code]) is going to be a much more significant factor.

    Further, PHP is portable and easy to use.

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