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Re: which language for programming

From: Bob Kline
Subject: Re: which language for programming
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 09:53:48 -0500
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Ed Ardzinski wrote:

> If Lilypond is written in C++ (and I do see some hints of C type syntax
> when I use Lilypond) this *might* be a factor to consider.  But... C and
> C++ are fairly complex languages and have steep learning curves.  If you
> an abject beginner with programming I suggest starting out with Visual
> Basic and concentrating on trying to develop good programming
> practices.  That will make a switch to a more difficult language easier.

I thought I read somewhere that while Lilypond had originally been
written in C++ it has since been reimplemented in Scheme, which is a
dialect of Lisp.  I would recommend Python as a good first language for
learning to program.

Bob Kline

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