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