I've been wondering lately, is it bad to learn Perl first?

My programming languages experience started with BASIC, then VB and then I quickly moved on to Perl. I loved the language and everyday I get a little bit more involved in it.

This year I switched majors and went into Computer Science, I took Programming I in C++ and I'm dreading it. Now, everytime the teacher is explaining something I think, "well, why all the fuss? I can do that in two lines of perl." and I can't seem to appreciate any other language as I do with Perl.

So I'm currently thinking, is it a bad thing to learn Perl first? Should one keep this gem of a language till a later stage to meditate upon?

Do you agree? Disagree? please share your thoughts about this.

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