in reply to Are languages just superficial?
in thread Learning Programming

Thank you for your reply. I think in Perl there's a lot of syntactic sugar.
Too much. As a programmer with some experience, I like Perl policy "there's more than a way...".
In a programming course, I think this could be a bit confusing. IMHO. First, learn common programming pattern. Then, develop a personal taste, choose your style. Choose your favourite programming language, if you can.