Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Change platforms. Whenever you can. Ever since I got into computing, I've lived according to a very simple adage: change platforms all the time. For reasons I won't go into, the importance of this adage was reaffirmed today, and I figured I'd share it with you all - and hopefully, get a few of you to follow this adage as well.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 07:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I'm glad you didn't delete it and found it an interesting read.

Learning a second (programming) language is a well known way of keeping those brains fresh. Actually, doing anything new is good for you. It's easy to get stuck in a certainly situation.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by ssokolow on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 07:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

I'm glad you didn't delete it and found it an interesting read.

Learning a second (programming) language is a well known way of keeping those brains fresh. Actually, doing anything new is good for you. It's easy to get stuck in a certainly situation.


Well, I do plan on learning Haskell and Common LISP one of these days so that should help too.

I'll freely admit I haven't given enough attention to the concepts and constructs like tail recursion and continuations which never make it into the more mainstream multi-paradigm languages like Python.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 07:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, I'm still mostly stuck on BASIC.

BUT I can now do that on a UC-2002: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/seiko-wrist-information-syste...

It uses a pocket watch as the display(!).

And on a couple of Sharp Pocket Computers. A few day ago I received my second PC-1500: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_PC-1500

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 07:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-08

Well, I do plan on learning Haskell and Common LISP one of these days so that should help too.


I'll advise to start with F#/Scala/Ocaml/Clojure before going into Haskell and Common Lisp.

Since the former have more industry acceptance, you might even be able to use them on a day job.

I'll freely admit I haven't given enough attention to the concepts and constructs like tail recursion and continuations which never make it into the more mainstream multi-paradigm languages like Python.


If I remember correctly, Stackless Python has continuations.

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