re: "Learn at least one new language every year" is bad advice VIEW POST

re: I enjoy learning a language every year. And I've been doing it long before The Pragmatic Programmer came out. Is it for everyone? No, of course ...

"Learn at least one new language every year or you're not a good programmer"

I once overheard someone talking about how they know 60 programming languages and it was definitely with the implied and therefore I'm a super impressive programmer. Which might be true but he came off as an arrogant asshole.

I'm not sure I could name 60 programming languages.


Good safety tip! Something I need to take to heart, lest I fall into the same category.


C, C+, C++, C+++, C++++, C+++++, C++++++, . . ., C+N

Nailed it.

html, xhtml, xml, yaml, -> they all have language right in the name!

It's crazy how many of them there are.

I was talking to my wife about this post and she said something along the lines of there being only a few programming languages. When I told her that there are at least several hundred languages in use with 30 or so making up the vast majority of the code, she got that 'programmers are crazy' look in her eye.

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