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Re: What do you write when learning a new language?

by gamache (Friar)
on Jun 04, 2008 at 15:29 UTC ( [id://690167] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What do you write when learning a new language?

It really depends on the strengths of the particular language.

For example, I wrote a compact disc bookkeeping system (heavy on parsing text files) when I learned Perl; I learned Ruby and Rails by writing an auction site; I learned Fortran by writing a nonlinear least-squares fitter; I learned Erlang by writing a chat server...

The list goes on, but you get the picture. Pick a language based on its being the right tool for a particular job, then do that job. :)

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