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Red Hat Linux System Administration Handbook by Mark F. Komarinski, Cary Collett

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Chapter 13. Programming Languages

So many languages, so little time

Aside from everything else that Linux does, it provides for some extraordinary programming languages to make repetitive tasks, or ones that don't seem easy to fix, very easy to accomplish.

Numerous programming languages are available for Linux. There are literally scores, or maybe hundreds, depending on how you choose to split a few hairs. A large portion of these, and nearly all of the more popular ones, have at least one implementation under Linux. To attempt to give even a brief summary of all of them would be a small book in itself. We have tried to cover the most important ones, those that we (or others we know) use and ones which are especially interesting. You may, of course, ...

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