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Re: Maybe OT for this list: Programming languages for Fedora?



Frank Murphy wrote:
What languages, would be good to learn re. Fedora?
(Have started Java currently, on the curriculum)

What extra(s) would be useful?

The kernel and most GNU and GNOME programs and most system tools are written in C. KDE is mostly in C++. Python is getting popular for helpers like yum, config tools, koji, ...

Perl, Ruby and Lua have their niches.

Java is more or less an universe of its own that has not much connection to the Linux universe.

Same is true for PHP which is mainly restricted to dynamic web pages.

Additional to "real" programming languages shell (bash) scripts are used a lot in packaging, init scripts, ...

Florian


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