I am just starting out

Chris Gray christopher.gray@mail.mcgill.ca
Thu, 22 May 2003 18:43:35 -0700

On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 08:31:33PM -0400, Matthew Donadio wrote:
> Andy Schmidt wrote:
> > Hi, my name is Andy Schmidt and I stumbled across this website as I started
> > my quest for the best programming language.  I am only in college and I am
> > trying to learn as many languages as I can.  I hope haskell will be the one
> > I stick with.
> I'm not sure what your curriculum is, but take a undergrad and grad
> course in programming languages.  They are usually called something like
> Introduction to Programming Languages, Fundamentals of Programming
> Languages, etc.  You probably won't learn new languages to the extent of
> being an expert, but you will learn a ton about them.

Usually, you just learn Scheme in these courses (according to my limited
experience with 4 or 5 universities).  But you learn how a language is
put together, making learning a new one a couple days' task.