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Re: To be Good at PERL

by LanX (Canon)
on May 08, 2013 at 02:58 UTC ( #1032563=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to To be Good at PERL

As soon as you are a "very good Perl programmer", you are a very good programmer in the other languages. ;-)

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

PS: No, you don't need any knowledge in C++ to learn Perl!

update

added smiley.


Comment on Re: To be Good at PERL
Re^2: To be Good at PERL
by salva (Monsignor) on May 08, 2013 at 08:24 UTC
    I don't think so.

    Once you are a good programmer in any language you may be able to get productive in a different one of the same family (for instance, in Perl case, imperative object oriented languages) in a very short time.

    Becoming a very good programmer in the other language is a completely different matter. It may take a long time because you will have to learn the idioms, quirks, libraries, culture, etc. For instance, becoming a very good C++ programmer even if you know Perl well would probably be a years task.

    If the language is of a different kind, as for instance Haskell, then you know mostly nothing.

      I wasn't too serious. Sorry for forgetting the emoticon!

      edit

      But my point is the definition of "very good Perl programmer", opinions may vary... =)

      Some people don't know how to use any OO or FP techniques, but think knowing all features of pack by heart qualifies them to be a very good Perl programmer.

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      update

      typo: s/map/pack/

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