You've raised a good question, and you've gotten a lot of great answers, so I won't bother you with repeated advice. Instead, I'd suggest not another language, but learn your editor of choice.
If you use vi or vim there is a vast wealth of power and utility, and once you start learning how to tap into it it will make a significant difference in your life every single day. Vi(m) scripts, perldo, folding, block editing, tagging and multi-file editing - these can really change the way you work for the better.
If you use emacs, then you have a wealth of power over data that simply boggles the mind. This editor attempts to do everything, and largely succeeds. As a byproduct of learning emacs, you'll likely learn LISP, so that's all right too.
If you are not using one of these editors, then start. They are the power tools - learning curves like the Matterhorn, but worth every minute of the climb.
Whatever you tackle next, good luck.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||