- Nope. However, is extremely helpful for certain situations.
- Nope. I have a few programmer buddies who are entirely self-taught. One even majored in modern dance at university.
- Yep. ASM could drive some people to suicide. On the other hand, there's COBOL. You could write an essay on the algorithm you wish to implement and have a slight chance that it might compile.
Hope this helps.
The first rule of Perl club is - use Perl
The ith rule of Perl club is - follow rule i - 1 for i > 1