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gfxrelay

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i was wondering if any one can tell me what the difference is between c++ and python and wich one you would recogmend to a complete newbie to programming also how does one compile a python source code i tried to look at pythons site but cant make sense of the code i am utterly confused
 

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If you're just wanting to write applications, it would seem clear to me that C++ would be the choice.
 

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hola thnx man decided after a few web searches to go with pascal just to start learning programming and then move onto c++ :D
 

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Pascal is a dying (some would say dead) language, I would not recommend starting there. Why unlearn things so you can learn then learn a programming language that's actually still in common use?
 

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They don't even teach Pascal as a starting language anymore in most colleges. I would start with Python if you ask me then move to c++. Depends on how well you pick things up.
 

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i wanted to start with python but was not certain how to compile it.I searched for py2exe but ended up confussted and pyhtons home page didnt clear things up eighter.Though it is said that pascal is faster then c++.Im actually looking for a language wich is easy to learn but from wich you can easily go to C++
 

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I can't imagine any serious statment that Pascal is "faster" than C++. In point of fact, the "speed" of any language is highly dependent on the quality of the compiler and the code generation. I wouldn't pick a language based on someone's assessment of it's "speed". :)
 

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I see but would anuone recogmend python as a beginners language?Also does pascal still have any relevant use?
 

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IMO, Pascal is basically dead, so I sure wouldn't pick it. I don't know that python is that useful as a general purpose computer language. I know that if you want to get a job as a programmer, it's hard to beat C/C++ skills when you go for the interview. :)
 

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If you want to get a job with Google then learning Python would be a good idea. But C++ is the more common language used today. Microsoft is pushing C# on everyone.
 
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