I think you guys are commenting on userpingz's signature. Frankly, I find running to be basic and general. Running ability comes more naturally than swimming and cycling (but then we arguably swim in amniotic fluid before birth, and you have to be pretty evil to cycle in amniotic fluid), but I do not know which of the latter two tends to be harder to learn.
Well, language comparison typically tends to come with some kind of bias. C++ is certainly hard to master, and it is certainly general. But C is also hard to master, and is also general. If you look at the strengths of each of the programming languages listed, each of them is "wonderful and flexible". Some have argued that it is good to begin teaching beginners to programming C because it is basic in that procedural programming is its natural paradigm. I am not sure about what it means for a programming language to be "sexy" though, but maybe C is sexy considering that it has contributed significantly to the syntax of many other programming languages (or would "virile" be a better word?)Originally Posted by Brafil