From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie] On Behalf Of
Sean O Sullivan
Sent: 25 May 2005 19:09
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] introduction to programming
Timothy Murphy wrote:
>On Wed 25 May 2005 18:38, Michael Armbrecht wrote:
>>>>>>There is no such thing as "a good first language", IMHO.
>>>Is Russian a good first language? Sanskrit? Italian?
>>>>>>>>There is. Latin. Once you've groked that, you'll have much less
>>learning any other (European) language. At least that's my experience.
>>>>>>I am so old that Latin was in fact the first foreign language I
>starting IIRC at age 8 or 9.
>While it was quite useful in getting a grasp of grammar,
>I don't think it was actually any help
>in learning to speak any other language later.
>>My grand-daughter at the same age learns Spanish and Japanese,
>which in my opinion are both more interesting and more useful.
>>>>and I have an uncle named Dave, but who the hell here cares?
>I do apologise if you mistakingly sent this to the wrong list, and it
> was meant for some other list, but if not, would you mind thinking
>how posting here helps someone else, or is related to linux, or at
>think of a possibilitiy where a single other person other than yourself
>may care about what you typed?
About as many as care what you think maybe.
It's a fact that threads drift in topic, deal with it.
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