|Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister|
Learning ***** as a second languageby bronto (Priest)
|on Aug 12, 2005 at 09:04 UTC||Need Help??|
bronto has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I work as a System Administrator, and I extensively use Perl every time that this means that it can help me to accomplish my job faster, automatically or more easily, that means: often.
Of course, I know how to make some shell scripting and I know how to mix grep, awk, sed together but...
...but I feel that it would be a good thing to know another programming language besides Perl, too.
I tried to think about it, but there is too much noise around (Java! Java!, or use Python!, or why not PHP?)... so much noise that I can't understand what is the good answer to the question:
What language would be more useful for a System Administrator that already knows Perl and wants to learn a second programming language?
Any good advice?
Thanks a lot
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