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QuestionDuck-typed script languages, or statically typed "compiled" languages? Pin
Marc Clifton20-Apr-16 4:36
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Examples of duck-typed, script languages:
Javascript Dead | X| (what, me biased?)
Ruby
Python

Examples of statically typed compiled languages:
C
C++
C#
Go

This isn't a question of which you think is better (I know, the answer is "it depends") but feel free to answer that question, and why (particularly what it depends on).

My question is, if you were asked "how should I start learning programming?" would you a recommend duck-typed script languages or statically typed compiled language? Does it depend on what age the person is (for example, your kid, vs. a coworker interested in programming)?

Which would you prefer to teach to someone new to programming?

Why am I asking this? Because several sources of Python that I've encountered consider it a good learning language, and I'm curious what the experts here think!

Bonus (virtual) points for whether you'd pick an imperative programming language or a functional programming language!

Marc

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