I am just starting out

Matthew Donadio m.p.donadio@ieee.org
Thu, 22 May 2003 22:07:48 -0400

Chris Gray wrote:
> > 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).

It probably varies from school to school.  The undergrad course I took
was a survey of various topics, and we were introduced to Prolog, ML,
and possibly Smalltalk.  The grad version was pretty much a focus on
lamba calculus, and we used Scheme, ML, and possibly ELF.

Matthew Donadio (m.p.donadio@ieee.org)