How to become a better programmer by James Long

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I might have stumbled upon this via hackernews and this topic is of perennial interest to me. The general advice given were helpful. I liked the specific, measurable suggestions too. These were:

  • Learn C - I know C. I have written C. I will need to get back to writing in C.
  • Write a compiler - Not yet.
  • Learn macros - Not yet.
  • SICP - Not yet.
  • Understand continuations - Not yet.
  • If anything, just try a new language - I try this every now and then. The emphasis on his post were learning functional languages which, I think, I will be starting this year.


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