Brian's Waste of Time

Sat, 27 Dec 2003

New Year, New Language - Sort Of

Trying to follow the advice of those smarter than myself, I am sticking to the new-language-per-year plan. Last year was Ruby. It was a good year, and Ruby has replaced Perl for most things scripted for me.

This year was a close contest between Common Lisp, Objective-C, and C. C won, I just picked up the Kernighan and Ritchie book. I used to be pretty good with C++ (rusty as heck now), and have hacked at C, but never spent the time to really learn it in terms of idioms, design, etc. It seems about time.

Medium term I think Amanda, the smart load-balancing http proxy server, will be a good project to learn on -- short term... classic "hello, world\n"

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