Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Continuing TCL Development / Beginning Java.

Posted by Janine Ohmer on
I agree with David.  Any decent Perl/VB/whatever programmer
can learn Tcl pretty quickly.  And I look at it's esoteric nature as a
handy screening tool - someone who balks at taking a job that
seems interesting in other respects just because they have to
use a language no-one has ever heard of is someone who
cares more about feathering their resume than the actual work
they do, and I prefer to avoid them.  They don't tend to stick
around, because they believe that having a resume full of
buzzwords and turning over jobs frequently is the way to being
highly paid.  I'd rather hire someone who cares about the quality
of the work they do and the company they work for, and that
person isn't going to care what language they will be using.

Just IMHO, of course - as with most things in life, there are
exceptions to every rule, including this one!