[LAU] OT: C or C++?

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 05:49:13 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-10-14 at 15:17 +1100, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Josh Lawrence wrote:
> > also, I've noticed that at my local school most of the computer
> > science majors use C, so I figure that if I learn C, I can at least
> > understand that course material on some level.
> As you might guess from what I've written in this thread, I am
> quite interested in programming langauge research. From what I
> have seen of this feild, the vast majority of programming
> language centered computer science research (ie PhD research
> and papers in reviewed journals) is done around Haskell and to
> a lesser extent Ocaml.

I've also heard (sorry, no sources cos I can't remember) that Haskell
et. al. are ivory tower languages more interesting to academicians than
for use in 'real' programming. Any comments on that? (questions from a

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