In my experience, yes (for C, at least).IronRage wrote:Does Perl make it easier to learn C or C++?
Perl is designed for doing something quickly without the trouble of writing it in C (and when you need more power than a shell script can handle). It allows you to get something working quickly, so you get instant gratification.
Perl is forgiving of sloppy syntax (but can be strict if you want) and lets you do things a number of ways and get the same results.
It CAN make it easier to learn bad habits that you may have to unlearn later when you get to a more structured language.
Python has many of the advantages of Perl, but not all the disadvantages. Unfortunately no matter how I try, Python just doesn't make sense to me.