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Re^2: To be Good at PERL

by salva (Abbot)
on May 08, 2013 at 08:24 UTC ( #1032590=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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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.

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Re^3: To be Good at PERL
by LanX (Canon) on May 08, 2013 at 09:54 UTC
    I wasn't too serious. Sorry for forgetting the emoticon!


    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)


    typo: s/map/pack/

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