On 8/8/07, Andrew Sackville-West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I think you're missing the point. Write in whatever suits you and the
task at hand. If you're hacking on a project that has already started,
then learn the appropriate language. If you're starting from scratch,
then learn whichever one seems intuitive to you at the outset. Be
prepared to realise that you've made the wrong choice and port it
something else. ;)
I guess you're an experienced programmer, which I'm not. I don't learn
another programming language that easy, coz I only master two:
AmigaDOS and ARexx. But now I feel the need switch to Linux and
either become familiar with bash/perl/python or whatever. That's why I
asked my initial question: to not find out at some point that I've made
the wrong choice.
Don't pick a language because someone else told you it was easier to
read. Lots of people can read perl-splatter with ease others can read
scheme-nested-parenthesis madness like its their native tongue.
Well, maybe than, it's a matter of programming habits. That's why I didn't
think of that, coz my code mostly is pretty neatly.
You have to find some compromise that 1) works for YOU and 2) meets
the needs of the project.
I agree. Thanks again. I appreciate your precious advise. I hope I make the
right choice, but if I don't, I'm prepared now to switch. Not regarding the
things I already learned as a waste of time, but as maybe to be valuable
at some other point in time, or at least giving me some more experience
that'll make it easier to learn something new.