Re: Any tips for switching between programming languages

From: kunwar singh <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:16:33 -0400
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This is great, thank you so much!

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 11:25 PM Stefan Knecht <> wrote:

> It's tricky.
> I've had days that start with ANSI SQL and python, followed by Oracle SQL
> and PL/SQL with Javascript/JQuery and ended with C# and LUA.
> It's inevitable that you'll use a single where you should use a double
> quote or end up with a semicolon to terminate a python line.
> What I found to help is to take a conscious break - say take a 5 minute
> walk - and imagine yourself switching jobs during that. Eventually you'll
> get used to it.
> If you have friends that speak different languages you can also practise
> this. It felt very similar to me when me and the wife had dinner with two
> couples - one spoke French, the other English and Thai with the wife. The
> act of switching is actually similar to switching programming languages on
> the fly, and particularly if you don't use a certain language that often
> (like me with French) - it also helps to try and flick an actual switch in
> your mind to trick yourself into adapting to it better.
> But mostly - don't sweat it. I just very recently realized that my muscle
> memory seems to be stronger than my conscious mind. After 20 years of
> Oracle, the string data type that my fingers want to type is varchar2. It
> doesn't matter that I am totally and completely aware of the fact that
> postgres doesn't use varchar2 but varchar - I will each and every single
> time find myself typing varchar2 and deleting the "2". And yes, as I typed
> that sentence, I had to delete a few "2"s.
> Stefan
> On Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 01:15 kunwar singh, <> wrote:
>> Hi Listers,
>> How do you guys manage to switch between many languages?
>> When I program in bash I get a feeling that python is foreign to me.
>> Any tips that you can suggest? I would really appreciate it.
>> I am DBA and not a full-time developer :)
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Kunwar


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