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Re: Re: Choose the most powerful language

by AgentM (Curate)
on May 01, 2001 at 09:16 UTC ( [id://76877]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Choose the most powerful language
in thread Choose the most powerful language

tinman, I absolutely agree with you- but you should have put that last sentence in bold and had it bronzed. If you don't understand what I mean, consider this: the person who knows more languages, as adeptly pointed out in the article tilly linked to, will simply have a better understanding of ALL of the languages. This person will not only be a more adept coder, but will better understand the risks and venues involved in choosing a particular language and is better suited to evaluate a projects' situation- especially mission critical weaknesses. Correctly evaluating a project is difficult but the more plans of attack you have available to begin with, the better!

So, for all you new coders out there who have become religious about Perl, I urge you all to at least peruse an online tutorial to introduce yourselves to other language environments!

AgentM Systems nor Nasca Enterprises nor Bone::Easy nor Macperl is responsible for the comments made by AgentM. Remember, you can build any logical system with NOR.
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Re: Re: Re: Choose the most powerful language
by feloniousMonk (Pilgrim) on May 01, 2001 at 17:25 UTC
    Hear Hear!!!

    After a brief early stint with Perl I ran off and became a
    C hacker. Now I can say I'm absolutely religious
    about Perl, but would not have fully appreciated it if it
    weren't for my other language experiences.

    Now knowing Perl, C, Java, and a bit of some others like
    Python, I have settled into using Perl when it makes
    sense (i.e., most cases) In some cases C is
    the most efficient or faster to code in (Yes, but depends
    on the problem...) orsometimes Java, etc.

    I think to be a really dynamic coder it's important to at
    least become familiar with the general structure/syntax
    of other languages so you know they may
    (unfortunately) be better than Perl for the given

    My daily prayer is usually
    something like this "May the day's tasks best be
    handled by Perl, and save me from the abyss of C
    and any Java* not served in a cup.

    But then again, maybe I'm a little nuts.


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