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🇭🇹 DEDE

Very interesting comment. I am glad I have seen it. Please allow me to add a few words. I don't know if I am getting this wrong (please help if I do), I have academic\basic knowledge of C and I have very recently started to learn JavaScript, I am quite surprised how these two look alike, I am trying not to say there are related.

For instance, when I started reading about JS Object, I have noticed the similarities with structure in C programming, it was easy for me to have an idea of how JS Object works. so far my understanding of C is being a great asset in helping me get the most out of JavaScript. Furthermore, the lack of "proper type system" and the absence of "classical inheritance" you have mentioned are making it easier for me.

I'd say people are mostly scared of how broad JS is. (maybe)

Great post.

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Basti Ortiz (Some Dood)

That's really great to hear! There's definitely nothing wrong with using what you already know to make learning easier for you. That's a good thing!

Just be careful around some quirks JavaScript has that may be unusual in C. For example, if you were to study how JavaScript's prototypal inheritance system actually works, you might get quite confused trying to liken it to the classical inheritance system of C.

Otherwise, keep doing what you're doing. I'm glad that you're finding it easy to learn JavaScript thus far.

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wilfrantz profile image
🇭🇹 DEDE

Thank you for the feedback, and I believe you have made a great point here. I will remember that as it will help me to stay detail-oriented in my JS journey.

Cheers,

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Basti Ortiz (Some Dood)

No problem, mate! You're doing a great job. Keep it up! 😉