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    GoodThing007 is offline Member
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    Default anyone with experience in Perl and Java help please?

    I started learning java in my college course in september and now we have to make a choice module. I'm just wondering if any of ye can tell me if there is any similarities in Perl and Java, and would it be a good choice to pick up both of these?

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    Default Re: anyone with experience in Perl and Java help please?

    What type of computer are you running? Are you 32bit or 64bit? Strawberry Perl or ActivePerl. There are many differences in perl and java. Perl is a lot more complex, and a far "stronger" language.

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    Default Re: anyone with experience in Perl and Java help please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ampzor View Post
    Perl is a lot more complex, and a far "stronger" language.
    Opinion only, and depends highly upon who you ask.

    I'm just wondering if any of ye can tell me if there is any similarities in Perl and Java, and would it be a good choice to pick up both of these?
    Both languages have their strengths and weaknesses, and these categories overlap extensively in perl and java when compared to other languages. Both perl and java are platform independent and have extensive libraries available. They have different constraints on variable typing, which can be advantageous or not depending upon the task. Many of the programming concepts are the same (control statements, data structures, regular expressions, Object oriented, etc...) - learning these baseline concepts is more important than learning one individual language, and will position you better to readily pick up both languages.

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