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Re: [LUG] Summary Todays Holsworthy Meeting - June 17th


On Sun, 18 Jul 2010, John Williams wrote:

Thanks for the input so far to everyone, PHP was mentioned and I hadn't
thought of that one. I do think Gambas would be good to move onto, get
into that then perhaps also start on php or I am still tempted by

Maybe it was me who's mentioned PHP - I do a lot of stuff at the command-line in PHP (as opposed to a back-end/CGI script run by a web server).

It might actually be an easy way into procedural languages as it (almost) completely avoids data typing - at a superficial level, anyway. A variable can be a number, a string, or some fancy type which is really a pointer, but hidden from you...

It's also quick and easy to run and debug, but a prerequsite to using it is good knowledge of the command-line - you'll need to know how to edit a file (and nano is fine to start with before moving onto vi or emacs), and basic commands to list files, ls, cat, more/less, pwd, mkdir, cd and so on...

I guess starting in "Basic" gives you a ready-made "IDE" with a limited set of commands which might make it easier... And I've just had a play with 'brandy'.. And it's almost like I remember it - fiddly keywords required to be in capitals )-:


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