Dr. Greg Quinn wrote:
> It will help you get used to the idea of quickly taking on new
> languages, which you'll have to do in your career as a programmer.
But if that's the point, C++ and Java are too close together to
get an idea of the spectrum of languages available. Other ones
could be Scheme, Smalltalk, Eiffel and Haskell - each with their
own, different views of the world. Hmm, and toss in Forth, an
APL derivitive like J, and Prolog, and you'll cover most of the
major categories :)
I should point out that of these languages, I've only heard of
people using Smalltalk for bioinformatics software.
dalke at acm.org