New project, "Code to Code"

Madison Kelly linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at
Tue Dec 16 22:25:50 UTC 2008

Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> 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
> language.
> 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.

Perhaps the answer would be something like:

"Here is how you do X, but it's not recommended because ... Instead, you 
should use Y because in this language ..."

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