Mmm flame-bait

10 PM November 27, 2006

As flame-bait, Ten reasons why every programmer should learn C is pretty good. It takes a perfectly reasonable proposition, that learning C can be helpful, expresses it as an absolute, then backs it up with ten points, each of which is either misleading, irrelevant, or true only when the universe of programming languages consists entirely of C, C++, C# and Java.

For the record, I think that learning C can be helpful for many programmers. Not only is it an extra language under your belt – C is #2 on the TIOBE index – it is a useful way to learn about using RAM, and it gives an appreciation for the forces shaping C’s successors – C++, Java and C#.

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