I recently went through the process of deciding what to use to teach my
son computing - and ended up choosing Ruby. A nice language to learn.
One tip - don't waste your time reading the many websites written by the
rabid advocates who love writing reams of garbage of why their favourite
language is better than everyone else’s. Perl/Python/Ruby can all do
pretty much anything you will ever want from a scripting language plus a
lot more you will never need. Which one you choose really boils down to
Personally I tend to use Perl but if you are new to programming I would
suggest either Python or Ruby as a first stop.
From: Shane Quigley <shane_quigley at hotmail.com>
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Shell Scripts - Language Learning Of.
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:00:59 +0000
Default is bash but I like using ruby for most of my scripting.
It's generally easier for other people to understand later.
> Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:09:56 +0000
> From: frankly3d at gmail.com> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] Shell Scripts - Language Learning Of.
>> What language would be the one to learn,
> to help adapt\create scripts.
>> Is bash the de-facto,
> across Linux presently?
>>> Googled some basic stuff,
>http://www.injunea.demon.co.uk/pages/page203.htm> Looking for an idiots Guide, (book) preferably e
> O'Reilly has a choice,
> but haven't found the word "idiot"
> in any.
>> I can't use man *whatever
> too agile for me brain.
>> some seem to be if - else - fi,
> fi short for finish?
>> PS: Have also been told I may be dyslexic,
> (according to my daughter doing social studies, I score hight)
>> Frank Murphy
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