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Re: perl : focus or balance

by Marza (Vicar)
on Aug 06, 2002 at 06:18 UTC ( [id://187948]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to perl : focus or balance

Weighing in under the me too banner. FoxtrotUniform is correct. Balance above all or as I mean a generalist.

You have to know what is going on in the industry. As things change all the time and *Shock* even Perl might get replaced. Knowing many things/languages will insolate you from the downturns of business. If there are layoffs and you know multiple languages and the other guy was a specialist in Perl. I would bet they would keep you.

I once made the mistake of specialising on a mainframe and mastering a scripting language as well as the OS. Well that computer is no longer made and nobody cares that I was really good at it.


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