OK, Monks, in fear of being hit with flying keyboards, I must tell you that I am currently in the process of learning Java, as my second language.**ducks** As most of you know, from several posts before on my behalf, Perl was in fact my very first language (well, as far as computers go, of course). However, even though I've come quite far in Perl, I have yet to pursue Object Oriented Perl. Now that I'm embarking on my new Java quest, it's coming to my attention, that Java is, itself, object oriented.
So, my question is this...*finally, you say*...should I stop where I am, and come back to learn object orientation in Perl? Is it more a concept to learn, than something to do with a particular language (other than syntax, of course)? Am I leaving my Perl quest immaturely if I've skipped object oriented Perl?
I suppose I hadn't really seen much point in venturing down that path, as I've never really come to a problem where the answer to said problem had anything to do at all with OO Perl, but if it's a concept I'm going to have to confront in order to move forward in my career, hadn't I better tackle it with good ol' Perl, rather than try and learn an entirely new language at the same time?
Comments, suggestions? Do ya'll use OO Perl a lot? Is the concept of object oriented languages closely related enough for the knowledge of one to help set precedence for the knowledge of another? Am I just grasping at ideas to keep me close with my beautiful Perl?
"The unexamined life is not worth living." -- Socrates