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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