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Feb
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comment Is C++ suitable as a first language?
Looping and sorting, yes. You can do that with any language. But why start working with pointers and weird syntax when you can avoid it? You can learn all those things later, when you have more programming experience.
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comment Is C++ suitable as a first language?
Sure, but we are talking about a first language. C++ is known for being difficult to learn and master, compared to other languages. Why use it to teach programming? A student can learn C++ later, when he knows some programming basics.
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comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
Mason, the paper you are citing is telling the exact opposite. Your citation is just a fragment of a couple of paragraphs of a paper that tells a different story. In fact, if you cited both paragraphs as a whole, they would clearly show another meaning.
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