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From Scooter C <>
Subject Re: Is there a way to do this...
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 23:47:47 GMT
Good Evening JB-Ima Afrotrap,

IF you know what direction you want to go in, it would be fairly simple.
Buy a book or primer..
I started in the BASIC language, but its a dead language now.
Although it gave me a starting point 40 years ago, when there was only 
scientific languages that were totally out of my league or comprehension 
and barely remembered now. Its like Latin, very few people know it or 
can speak it.
I'm sure many on this list would have a better suggestion of where to 
start, if they know where you want to go.

Take Care.
College Park, MD USA

Ima Afrotrap wrote   on 5/27/2012 6:48 PM:
> On Sunday, 27 May 2012 16:40 Dwayne Henderson wrote:
>> Emacs excels at things like bidirectional communications with co-operating
>> processes, which is good for embedding things in (or marrying things to)
>> the editor, like a shell, a REPL or a debugger. You need any of that,
>> Afrotrap?
>> Vim has a better text editing interface - period. As for Vi - we all know
>> it sucks - but this never was about Vi.
>> --Dwayne
>    I've always had trouble egtting past a certain part(?) of some things. For
> instance, I aced math all the way through geometry and then 15 years later while
> trying to go to community college I did it again until I got to calculus and
> was like being in a nice '65 GTO doing about 120 mph and suddenly a
> 10 foot thick block wall pops up in front of you with no braking room. I stuck
> with the courses for another week but it did no good as I just kept getting
> farther and farther lost.
>    I've tried to learn (online and with books, can't afford school anymore since
> I live on a disability check) programming in C++ for Linux, Python and Ruby. I'd
> give my right cod to learn to program and especially to try it with a machine
> language  because I'm so sick and tired of the bloat languages are causing
> anymore, but again I get lost pretty quickly and frustrated.
>    It's similar with other things but I never know what particular
> subject/job/whatever-I-should-call-it it will happen with until I start at it. I
> also have a kinda messed up memory, so, when I did take a curious look at Vi and
> emacs a few years ago, it took all of about an hour +/- on each just piddling
> around to know I would be lost using them.
>    So, I mainly stick with gui stuff and once in a while ask how to get a little
> thing done. Oh in the woods, heh.
> JB

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