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Discussion on: What is the worst advice for the newbie?

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Luke Inglis

I really like the way I learned in school. We had a C class but it was one semester first year. It was more broad than deep. It was helpful in a number of ways but we didn't spend too much time on either the language itself of the whole degree program or any particular part of C in the class itself.

That said I would never advise anything more than that for most people and it certainly isn't necessary for most people.

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As I said in the other reply, the main bad part of the advice is that it is the way to learn about fundamental programming skills. Can you start out with C? Sure it works and plenty of people have gone down that path. But there are other paths that people can go down that are perfectly valid.