Phil Tomson wrote:
> On 6/5/06, ReggW <me / yourhome.com> wrote:
>> Phil Tomson wrote:
>> >
>> > Actually, you should never get complacent about a language's 'lasting
>> > power'.  Always be ready to learn a new one.
>> >
>> I don't agree with this statement.
>>
>> You should look very hard at a language (just like the owner of this
>> thread is doing), to make sure you are making the right choice.
>
> It may be years before you know if you've made the 'right' choice.
>
> If you do happen to choose 'wrong' (whatever that might mean for you)
> you can always go back and learn another language(s).  It's not like
> you're locked into some binding contract or something.
I've lost count of how many times I made the wrong choice of language. I
don't regret the learning I've taken from macro assembler, Lisp, APL,
Forth or Java. But I made money programming in Fortran, Perl and R. So ...

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