You ever see one of those TV shows where the star athlete hangs his head, begins to cry and shockingly admits, "I never learned to read!"
Well here is one from a perl programmer: "I never learned C!"
It's got to be useful to know, but I never got around to learning it. I've done some ASSEMBLER, Java, Basic, and a few languages no one's even heard of, but not a single line of C or C++ code has ever been uttered from my keyboard.
Well now I am getting involved in projects where C is rearing its head, mocking me, shaming me for the times it tried to introduce itself to me whilst I casually turned my back
Should I learn how to program in C? It seems silly, like learning how to drive a Model T, or learning how to use an Abacus.