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This seems like this would be along the lines of what Perl is good at, but Im a total n00b at this kind of programming, so idk.
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for some reason i want to say pearl is outdated . .
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for some reason i want to say pearl is outdated . .
The last stable version of Perl was released 42 days ago.
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c, c++ and then VB fallow this order of learning language..
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c, c++ and then VB fallow this order of learning language..
lol, no.
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for some reason i want to say pearl is outdated . .
people still use Cobol, Fortran, Basic, Lisp and others. Perl is fine
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c, c++ and then VB fallow this order of learning language..
no no no no no.
Some form of assembly first (makes you realize whats going on)
Then C (one step up)
Then C++(another step)
Then C#, Java, Python, etc., or whatever higher level languages you need
    
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for some reason i want to say pearl is outdated . .
Perl is still widely used today.

"It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." -Abraham Maslow

Again, develop on basis on requirements. PERL is excellent for scripting and text manipulation.
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I started with Delphi and switched to C# and java
delphi is a good starter language if you haven't had previous experience

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Chinese (someone had to be a smartass)
I came into this thread expecting that
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There is no reason to learn any language for a project like this, unless you want to continue programming at some point. Use examples and libraries to patch together something that works for you.

If you know nothing of programming, teaching yourself assembly and C++ will take a long, long time and will not be easy. You can't just jump into visual studio and bang out some code. You need to know how to link the compiler, how to write a C++ program in the first place, OO concepts, basic programming concepts, debugging, etc.

Picking apart code and teaching yourself a bit is ok, but to tell someone to learn assembly up to perl is ridiculous, it would literally take months.
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There is no reason to learn any language for a project like this, unless you want to continue programming at some point. Use examples and libraries to patch together something that works for you.

If you know nothing of programming, teaching yourself assembly and C++ will take a long, long time and will not be easy. You can't just jump into visual studio and bang out some code. You need to know how to link the compiler, how to write a C++ program in the first place, OO concepts, basic programming concepts, debugging, etc.

Picking apart code and teaching yourself a bit is ok, but to tell someone to learn assembly up to perl is ridiculous, it would literally take months.
i agree with you on this, but i will be taking C++, java, VB, Javascript for school. If around those areas i can learn how to do these processes i will review and read several books on the process. I would like to get into more programming.
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