Daniel Silverstone <dsilvers(a)netsurf-browser.org> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 01:16:47PM +0000, Daniel Silverstone wrote:
> > How much work is involved for some one who knows no C at all.
> That entirely depends on the person.
> When I learned C, it took me about a week of evenings to become
> reasonably competent.
To put this in context; when I learned C (aged 20) I had already been
writing software for fifteen years.
Maybe the missing ingredient in the RISC OS community is youth. There is no
getting away from the fact that it is easier to learn when young, (and then
remember it!). I was in the second half of my thirties when I got my first
computer, a BBC Model B, and it took a lot more than a week to become
competent in BASIC. And that was as far as I ever got, I like nearly
everyone else, did not make the jump to C even when I moved on to the A3000
I had a bit of a google to try to get some background to a Netsurf
developer's skill set and came across this use of Netsurf :-
MessengerPro on iMac, Snow Leopard