Number of languages known [was Re: Python is readable] - somewhat OT

Tim Delaney timothy.c.delaney at
Thu Mar 29 01:53:06 CEST 2012

On 25 March 2012 11:03, Tim Chase <python.list at> wrote:

> On 03/24/12 17:08, Tim Delaney wrote:
>> Absolutely. 10 years ago (when I was just a young lad) I'd say that I'd
>> *forgotten* at least 20 programming languages. That number has only
>> increased.
> And in the case of COBOL for me, it wasn't just forgotten, but actively
> repressed ;-)

2 weeks on work experience in year 10 (16 years old) was enough for me.
Although I did have a functional book catalogue program by the end of it.
Apparently the feedback was that if I'd wanted a job there I could have had
one ...

Tim Delaney
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