in reply to Re^2: (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.
in thread (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.

My experiance differs. For instance, I spent a few days picking through OCaml a while back. I can't say I'm proficient in the langauge, but I did learn a lot about modern type systems (C and Java are not modern type systems). I'm sure I could pick up other things if I used the language every day for a few years, but even the little I did learn was valuable.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

  • Comment on Re^3: (OT) "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Learning OCaml (was: "Learn one new language every year"? Yeah, right.)
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Oct 08, 2004 at 16:42 UTC
    That sounds interesting. I've been thinking about making OCaml my next language (mostly because of the mix of functional programming and existing libraries).

    Are there any books/sites/resources would you recommend I start with?

    /J