> Dr. Greg Quinn wrote:
> > Both.
> > 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.
I beg to differ. This attitude has created lot of problems for me atleast.
Each of this languages is a midset by itself and sometimes can be a lifetime
affair by itself. Sure, knowing many languages help in computer as well as
in real life but writing a piece of art will require mastery over a
particular language. Like I said one life is not enough to learn a language
> But if that's the point, C++ and Java are too close together to
> get an idea of the spectrum of languages available.
Not very close. Syntax wise may be. But structure wise completely different.
And each one require a different approach to solve a problem.
> 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 :)
Goshh!!!!!! I want to be immortal...