[sf-perl] OT: New language to learn? Erlang?

Rich Morin 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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