Originally Posted by ashibaka
It beats hell out of TCL syntax
I agree with this assessment on learning C, since so much else is based on it. And don't forget, UNIX itself was written in C! So C is the "lingua franca" of UNIX - if you really want to "get" UNIX and Linux I think knowning C is a must.
However, Perl beating hell out of TCL syntax? What planet are you living on? How can a language even be said to have
a syntax when almost every
combination of typeable characters is an operational command? Have you never heard of "obfuscated perl"?