Simple Programming

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by rlketcham, May 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010

    I used to be a programmer. C, C++, JAVA, Pascal, BASIC and FORTRAN

    However, for the past 15 years I have been a manager.

    For non work related activities I want to develop some very simple data processing programs in my free time. No GUI or graphics.

    Just read data from a flat file. Process it and write a file. Maybe display data on a screen.

    I am not interested spending a lot of time just getting started.

    Any ideas??

    Is there a simple BASIC enviroment that meets my needs?


  2. macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2011
    Stockholm Sweden

    I suggest the language Perl. It is very good at reading text files and processing them. And there are large libraries of support code. Sadly a bit out of fashion but it will be around a long time.

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