Learning C++ in university for all three years. They have decided that teaching only one language is good and that once you know one language you can pick them all up.

Not sure how true this is... also sick of the lecturer saying "In the real world you would not do it this way but" I wish university's would just teach real life skills and not how to pass a test. What am I spending £9000 a year on....

Anyway rant over

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    If you learn a good foundational language, you can pick up just about any language with some time and dedication... At least that's how it's been for me.
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    Imho it's still a good idea to work with other languages as well.
    Because no matter how good you are with C++, some languages will just be better and more convenient for certain tasks, it brings more ways to tackle a problem.

    For example, when it comes to quickly writing a small program I prefer Python because it takes far less time to get something running.
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    The more important thing is to learn flow control, and once you've got that down, it's not too difficult to figure out how each language works. Learn the logic, and the syntax will follow.
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    Thanks for the comments :) I will take the advice and learn some other languages
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    Too an extent I agree. However the best course I have taken was a course were we essentially made our own language. And for every milestone, we did a lab in a new language. And in the end we just exploded a few more that had interesting properties.

    Granted I had programmed c++ a whole lot on my spare time before doing the course
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