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Re^3: (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.

by osfameron (Hermit)
on Oct 08, 2004 at 09:02 UTC ( #397574=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.
in thread (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.

I spent a couple of weeks recently learning C, as it's the scripting language (!) of a tool I've been using at work. By doing various exercises (reverse a string in place, reverse it word-wise, write string-buffer functions etc.), I learnt about pointer manipulation, structs, and manual memory management: though none of this makes me a C programmer, the learning experience was incredibly useful.

Maybe it's easier to get something from learning C after Perl than the reverse, because you can't write Perl in C, so you have to learn lower level ways of doing it?

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