On Wednesday 21 August 2002 09:52 am, William Djaja Tjokroaminata wrote:
> To Andrew Hunt and David Thomas:
>
> I think in the book "The Pragmatic Programmer", one of the advices is to
> learn a new language at least once a year.  Probably for the year 2001 it
> was Ruby.  Now we are already in August 2002.  Is there any language
> candidate for this year?
>
> I am sorry, it is not my intention to have a discussion on defending
> Ruby.  The intention is to gather information on what other good new
> languages out there are worthy to learn, after we know Ruby (hopefully the
> language can be considered to be "better" than Ruby in some specific
> areas, or just simply has totally different approach; hopefully also we
> will not have to consider Lisp-like programming languages).
>
> Regards,
>
> Bill

I don't know Lisp myself, but based on comments by those who are proficient, 
it should definitely be on the list.