in reply to Re^2: To be Good at PERL
in thread To be Good at PERL
Learning any of those languages and techniques can change the way you think about programming and solving problems. Learning new things that challenge you is often worthwhile.
You don't have to know any of those things to write good Perl that solves real problems for real people. It will help, but practical experience in programming—not just writing the same toy programs over and over again—in any form is the best way to become a better programmer.