Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Change platforms. Whenever you can. Ever since I got into computing, I've lived according to a very simple adage: change platforms all the time. For reasons I won't go into, the importance of this adage was reaffirmed today, and I figured I'd share it with you all - and hopefully, get a few of you to follow this adage as well.
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by ssokolow on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I'm glad you didn't delete it and found it an interesting read.

Learning a second (programming) language is a well known way of keeping those brains fresh. Actually, doing anything new is good for you. It's easy to get stuck in a certainly situation.

Well, I do plan on learning Haskell and Common LISP one of these days so that should help too.

I'll freely admit I haven't given enough attention to the concepts and constructs like tail recursion and continuations which never make it into the more mainstream multi-paradigm languages like Python.

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