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I don't think that Erik's point was that using just one language made him narrow minded. His main problem is not able to figure out in which domain a problem lies. Knowing more languages than just Perl doesn't solve the problem of determining whether a solution needs to be searched in the language, the protocol, the system, the hardware or something else.

It's good to broaden your horizon, but I don't give to much weigth to knowing lots of languages. Small domain languages can be useful, but the added value of knowing more general purpose languages rapidly decreases IMO.

Abigail


In reply to Re: don't { use Perl } by Abigail-II
in thread don't { use Perl } by erikharrison

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