Language wars! (was:ANSI Smalltalk draft standard completed!)

Dwight Hughes dwighth at
Mon Dec 22 19:42:17 UTC 1997

|From: Joe Davison <jwdavison at>

|It's probably more important to learn different programming paradigms than
|particular languages.  Different languages support different paradigms
|better than others.  The short list of languages I'd tell people to learn
|would be something like:  Lisp, Smalltalk, Snobol, and C. <

Or, alternatively: Scheme, Smalltalk, Icon, and C -- and might I suggest
adding a more or less "pure" functional language to the paradigm list,
something like Concurrent Clean or Erlang.

-- Dwight

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