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From: Lucretia <>
Subject: Re: sdlada, löve, and programming for beginners
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2020 11:26:54 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Date: 2020-02-09T11:26:54-08:00	[thread overview]
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In-Reply-To: <soX%F.192815$ls7.64495@fx40.iad>

On Sunday, 9 February 2020 17:34:17 UTC, Rick Newbie  wrote:

> I don't know much about those languages but I was a bit puzzled when I 
> looked up if GNAT Ada supprts Rasperry a few weeks ago to see that it 
> only supports an old version. It doesn't seem to be up to date with the 

See for up to date OS with up to date GNAT.

> On the topic of teenage programmers: Although I am not a teenager I am 
> new to Ada. What is repelling is when you read Barne's book and you 
> throw up your arms and think: How am I ever going to master all that?!

It's not the best book for learning, but it's fine for people who know previous Ada's.
> But I guess what is true for C++ must be true for Ada as well: People 
> use 20% of the language features 80% of the time. it would be good to 
> find a way to introduce new programmers using these 20% to start with. 
> Barne's book is simply overwhelming for the newcommer since it covers 
> nearly all aspects and you can start out with much less

I wouldn't necessarily say that's true for Ada, there are certainly people using quite a lot of Ada features in their projects. Maybe not all, like DSA, but a lot, like OO, aspects, tasking, interfaces, containers, etc.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-02-09 19:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-08 11:40 Ludovic Brenta
2020-02-08 12:29 ` Optikos
2020-02-09 17:34 ` Rick Newbie
2020-02-09 19:26   ` Lucretia [this message]
2020-02-09 20:01   ` Dmitry A. Kazakov
2020-02-10 14:06     ` Simon Wright
2020-02-09 22:55   ` Ludovic Brenta
2020-02-10 14:07     ` Simon Wright
2020-02-10  4:53   ` Nasser M. Abbasi
2020-02-10 10:05     ` Rick Newbie
2020-02-10 10:37       ` gautier_niouzes
2020-02-10 17:47         ` Rick Newbie
2020-02-10 14:27 ` Lucretia
2020-02-11 19:10 ` Chris Sykes
2020-02-11 19:25   ` Lucretia
2021-10-03 12:59 ` Tama McGlinn
2021-10-03 17:45 ` darek
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