strinda wrote:Hmm, now you get me really confused.
Sorry didn't mean to confuse you!
strinda wrote:On the one hand, this WiringPi seems to be what I need. However, I am not sure the library will be updated in the future - why get into all the trouble of using something that will not supported in the future.
There are a lot of people using WiringPi. Gordon is very actively developing WiringPi. I don't know why it wouldn't be supported in the future. The same could be said for any software (including the Python libraries that allow you to access the GPIOs).
strinda wrote:On the other hand, I know C++ and can learn Python, just I would use this language specifically to program RaspberryPi which is not really a very wide application. Additionally, I just love all those brackets and commas and semicolons that are lacking in Python.
Yes, I can relate to that I certainly was resistant to learning Python as my background is as a C/C++ programmer.
strinda wrote:I am in two minds about what to do.
It is really up to you. Learning is never wasted! Either way there is going to be learning to do. Either how to compile and link a C/C++ program on Linux (unless you already have this knowledge) or how to program in Python.