Quote from lobster on December 5, 2011, 18:53
Geek kids should be encouraged to learn every language that takes their fancy, even writing their own.
Quote from jamesh on December 5, 2011, 12:07
You are right, it's not been mentioned.
I agree a good knowledge of Bash really helps with Linux, but I don't think it's suitable for teaching concepts. Mainly because it's EVIL with the worst syntax in the whole of the civilised world, and quite a lot of the uncivilised bit.
bash or batch can appear to be unpleasant but i have seen examples of both doing things i find usefully and or interesting
kind of hard to escape them though (no pun intended
Real life is, to most, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.
Meanwhile, the sysadmin who accidentally nuked the data reckons "its best not run anything more with sudo today"
what about spike milligan?