Thread: forget C++ and learn Java

  1. #31
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    I just read a segment of Bjarne Stroustrup's FAQ, where he says "Despite the syntactic similarities, C++ and Java are very different languages. In many ways, Java seems closer to Smalltalk than to C++. "
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    Yeah, I've read his FAQ before. I've ignored some differences such as the Java's Object rooted heirachy and its large class library, but I don't think these differences should matter too much in comparing programmer efficiency. C++'s runtime doesn't have to be drastically different from Java.

  2. #32
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    You should, IMHO, learn not only multiple programming languages, but also multiple programming paradigms. And unlike learning multiple languages, this is not at all easy. Functional programming and logic-oriented programming (I learned them using Haskell and Prolog, respectively) offer new and interesting perspectives on programming.
    All the buzzt!

    "There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
    - Flon's Law

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovellp
    It wouldn't be 100% pure Java. The bootstrapper wouldn't have a JRE.
    I thought as much, but hey, I don't know everything.

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