in reply to Why I learn a language.
During the last couple of weeks there have been a lot of discussions on the value of programming languages. When do I learn a new languages? First, it was university that gave language courses. Second, it is the job - you cannot get away from the politics of your office. During the last 7 years I've learned Perl/Java/C++/Delphi. I will hardly learn another programming language. It might be C# if we have to do something with it ar work. I find myself captured by the market flow, there is not much you can do alone in IT business anymore - romantic PC times passed away. As of Perl, it serves my romantic IT side. I have this feeling about this programming language that it brings some freshness into my mind-numbing 9-5 work routine.