New project, "Code to Code"
lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
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
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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