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"97 things" question: Is it better a good knowledge in just one language, or a medium in many?

 
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Hi,

Do you thing knowing just one language very well is better than having a medium knowledge in many ones?

Thank you
 
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I think that is best to be an expert (or have been an expert) in one or more languages, in order to be better than medium in many others. You cannot fully master one language without knowing other languages, so I don't think the situation as you describe really exists. For every expert in language X who is closed to other languages, you can normally find someone more expert language X who has knowledge (low to middling) of other languages.

Hope that helps.
 
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In general most developers may have touched a couple of other languages at least in their early days yet working on some other language which they are more comfortable/enjoyable and may have mastered by them.
 
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