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    Learning 2 Languages?

    Is it a good idea to learn two programming languages the same time?
    I was thinking of in addition with C++ to start learn also Python. Does it make sense ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greek_89
    Is it a good idea to learn two programming languages the same time?
    I was thinking of in addition with C++ to start learn also Python. Does it make sense ?
    Since you asked, I give "no" as the answer: you probably lack the skill and experience to tackle learning two programming languages from scratch at the same time. Otherwise, you would have confidently started without bothering to ask.
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    After all, Python is a scripting language while C++ is compilable. There are considerable differenses between them apart from that alone.
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    Try learning C++ and Java! They're very similar, although there are some major differences.
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    u shud better concentrate in c/c++ as they are the core languages!!!
    it may help u excel in other languages too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishnapollu View Post
    ... c/c++ ... core languages!!!
    That depends on what you're going to do.
    For some, C may be useless and a pain to learn for no gain.
    Learn what you want, or just learn everything for the sake of it. Helps when it comes to jobs.
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    Learn every language you can get your hands on. You will be more marketable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    Learn every language you can get your hands on. You will be more marketable.
    I don't think I'd advise that to everyone though. True, we need some general purpose developers that know a bit about many different languages, but we also need some expert developers that know 1 or 2 languages extremely well.
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    I think that it is good to be a jack of all trades as long as you are also a master of at least one. But the question is not whether Greek_89 should learn two programming languages. The question is whether Greek_89 should learn two programming languages at the same time, when apparently he/she would be starting from scratch with those two programming languages at all, and possibly has no prior programming experience at all, though these are just my guesses.
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    I would recommend English grammar.

    But yes, it's perfectly fine. So long as you are already familiar with programming style.

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