I'm hardly a seasoned programmer, but my take is that many programmers know several languages, although they may concentrate in one or two. C/C++ is a good one, because many other languages are based on or similar to them. I've done some Perl, VB, unix shell scripting, dos batch files, and there are a lot of common elements among them. Sometimes the differences are confusing because of that. I can be writing in one language and put in elements of another.
Originally posted by UneducatedOne
Thank you no-one, your a wealth of information.
heres another one for you, do programmers generally know a lot more than just C++?
I mean, does a "seasoned" programmer know java, pascal, basic, even web programming languages?