New project, "Code to Code"

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Tue Dec 16 22:11:19 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 04:58:55PM -0500, Madison Kelly wrote:
> Scott mentioned Rosetta Code, which seems to be exactly what you are 
> describing.

Yeah I just noticed.  Looks like a nice setup.

> I don't expect CtC to be itself enough to learn a language, but more of 
> a stepping stone to help people "think" the way a new language requires 
> using points of reference the person already understands.

Except you won't be thinking the way the new language should be thought
about if you try to find a way to do things as you did in the other

After all trying to figure out how to do a for loop in another language
may be a bad idea if you fundamentally shouldn't be doing counted loops
in the other language at all.

> It's meant to be a project that fills a niche.

I am not convinced it is helpful.  I have a bad feeling it may just help
people keep on using bad habits in new languages.  Maybe I am just
feeling pesimistic today.

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