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Wherein I write some stuff that you may like to read. Or not, its up to you really.

May 31, 2002

Language Comparisons

I won't be the last (or the first) person to point to Paul Prescod's comparison of Python and Lisp but if you haven't read it yet may I heartily recommend it to you.

A wise and valued colleague once suggested to me that good programmers should learn a new language every year. That way they can absorb all of the good, and bad, points in the language and improve their skills.

I'm personally running at about one language every ten years, but the discussion between Paul's Prescod and Graham has got me resolved to spread my wings a little. As soon as I've pared down my to-do list a little I think its time to explore scheme and maybe even squeak. If it doesn't make me a better person I'll let you know.

Posted by Andy Todd at May 31, 2002 04:19 PM