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New Year, New Language ?

Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by dmarsh, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Ok so its nearly come round to another year and I'm thinking of learning a new language.

    I've narrowed the candidates to :-

    F#
    Python
    Haskell
    Erlang
    R
    OCaml

    Current favourites are OCaml and F#.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the relative merits of these languages and which one might be worth learning and why ?
     
  2. hippy

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    Python:

    Merit: The only one ive heard of without using google.

    non-Merit: Leaves a nasty bite.
     
  3. hbroomhall

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    My style is only to learn a new language when I have to!

    I have enough trouble remembering the different syntax of 'if' statements between C, Perl and shell without making things worse!

    Harry.
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    From a job point of view Polish might be useful ! :p
     
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  5. hbroomhall

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    Or even 'Reverse Polish'?

    Harry (running away)
     
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  6. Mathematix

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    I'm just going to sharpen my skills. :)
     
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