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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I wouldn't apply the word "academic" to any of those languages, except maybe Java, and there maybe in a negative sense. Clicking on your title, before I read your journal entry, I was thinking "LISP/Scheme." I guess I'm thinking "research language."

    I would rule out VB and COBOL utterly. If you get what you should get from your degree, you should be able to pick those languages or any other up on your own in the future, if and when necessary.

    I would tend to say the answer is Java. There's lots and lo

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Most useful: http://ocaml.org/ [ocaml.org]
    Second most useful: http://mlton.org/ [mlton.org]

    Learning C++ would also be good at some point, but the language is so horribly complex that I'm not sure a class is the best way. You could spend the entire time learning about templates!
  • I think I'll register for Java.
    This article from TPR helped me solidify my choice:
    http://www.theperlreview.com/Articles/v0i5/perl-java.pdf [theperlreview.com]