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Re: Does Knowing Perl Help or Hinder Learning another Language

by jwest (Friar)
on Aug 25, 2001 at 00:35 UTC ( #107702=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Does Knowing Perl Help or Hinder Learning another Language

The fact of the matter is, as a student of Computer Science, you'll very likely study several languages throughout your coursework. The idea is to form a grasp of common concepts, and be able to compare and contrast different tools for their strengths and weaknesses.

Any language that someone goes about learning, IMO, is a boon. If for no other reason than they get another perspective, and you expand the number of tools that you can use for a particular job (not all tools do all jobs equally well, and so it is with languages).

And, having something else to relate it to was for me a win. After learning to express myself in one language, I found it to be usually just a matter of learning a new vocabulary and dialect to express myself in another. The basics of conversation were no longer foreign to me.


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