The most important reason-feature to learn and use C is that it's the LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR in many other languages' attempts for interoperability. These APIs are many times written in C in order for the libraries to operate seamlessly between them. Another good reason is to improve what you can do with Lua. With C and Lua you can literally tact almost any problem, from drivers to databases. It might not be the most efficient way, but definitely you will get more bang for your time and money.
"Clocks may keep time, but they don't know what time it is. And strictly speaking, it is we who use them to tell time. But the same is true of Watson, the IBM supercomputer that supposedly played Jeopardy! and dominated the human competition. Watson answered no questions. It participated in no competition. It didn't do anything."
A ridiculous analogy. It's like saying the dog that fetches the wood to its master has no intelligence at all. It's the master that "fetched" the wood. AI is not pseudo-intelligence, but intelligence with restrictions. These restrictions and limitations go away day by day, year by year, as we better understand the brain and its workings.
Scala is enjoying its 10th anniversary previous month (Jan 2014) while Java 8 just launched in March 2014.
Java as always tops the index but Scala has took attension due to its emphasis on functional programming. As Java 8 adds significant Scala features, there’s a case to be made that Scala will diminish."
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Game over for Kickstarter. This will bite them hard...
What about Code Monkey Island? This board game should be in every elementary school in the world!
What happened in 1347?
Since you already know C, you good get really fast Lua. Lua with C (and C-like) libraries will lead you fast to productivity.
Singularity is near. Even for robots which will be self-improving. Perhaps earlier than humans.
I call this bullshit. The latest PISA results show that Germany is improving in the verbal (language) subtests.
I bet every undergraduate CS Department in the country will want him.
LOL, I submitted the same topic 11 minutes before you did and my own has disappeared. Wtf!
Hack: a new programming language for HHVM
Submitted by Kensai7 on Thursday March 20, 2014 @06:46PM
"It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's law."