[sf-perl] OT: New language to learn? Erlang?
rdm at cfcl.com
Wed May 20 12:18:26 PDT 2009
I realize that salability is a major concern, but I'd suggest
adding a couple of other criteria into the mix.
My take is that learning a new language isn't worthwhile unless
it makes me think differently about programming. Erlang and
Haskell certainly qualify; dunno about Lua. Perl 6 qualifies,
as well, and builds on your knowledge of Perl 5.
Another useful criterion is whether the language pleases you.
A lot of the reason I use Ruby is that I like Matz's taste in
language design. Pick languages that will be fun to use for a
decade or two...
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