Saturday, February 02, 2013

Shifting Languages

I'm working through a tutorial for a computer language called Ruby. That's in my spare time.
Meanwhile, I'm writing code in Visual Basic and mainframe Cobol, for work.

So I ended up coding in all 3 languages in a 24 hour time period. It can be oddly disorienting shifting from the one to the other.

In the case of Basic and Cobol, I have been working in both for decades, but they have different approaches to getting things done.

I suppose it's like knowing English and Spanish and having trouble switching between them. But I don't know English and any other real language... not really.

My ability to express
myself in Spanish
tends to vanish
(or worse)
under the duress
of attempting to converse.

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