in reply to Should I give up Perl?

Programming techniques are very transferable - there's really only 3 programming languages: Functional, Object Oriented and Procedural.

I currently use - and like - Perl. But I don't really see it as a question of being the only choice for programming. More that it's a suitable tool for most of the jobs I use it for.

So by all means go an pick up the vocabulary of PHP, and go and learn it's idiosyncrasies. Just don't think of it as a 'different language' - good (and bad) programming habits are mostly language independent.


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Re^2: Should I give up Perl?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 10, 2013 at 22:37 UTC
    there's really only 3 programming languages: Functional, Object Oriented and Procedural.

    I challenge you to fit Prolog or SQL into those categories.


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