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You are asked to work on a project in a language you don't know. What do you do?   [Edit]

Survey period: 15 Aug 2011 to 22 Aug 2011

Let's assume you're given time to learn the new language before you start, if required.

OptionVotes% 
I dive in and learn the language as I go77268.99
I learn the new language and then dive in24722.07
I do it but try and get out of the project211.88
I actively try and get out of the project before it starts322.86
I quit171.52
Other302.68

View optional text answers (36 answers)


 
Generalsize of projects Pin
Guyverthree15-Aug-11 23:59
Guyverthree15-Aug-11 23:59 
GeneralRe: size of projects Pin
Gary Wheeler16-Aug-11 1:23
Gary Wheeler16-Aug-11 1:23 
GeneralRe: size of projects Pin
cpkilekofp16-Aug-11 11:15
cpkilekofp16-Aug-11 11:15 
GeneralWrite a compiler Pin
RugbyLeague15-Aug-11 22:32
RugbyLeague15-Aug-11 22:32 
GeneralHad to learn Perl on the fly, whew!! Pin
Paul Darlington15-Aug-11 22:27
Paul Darlington15-Aug-11 22:27 
GeneralRe: Had to learn Perl on the fly, whew!! Pin
StarNamer@work15-Aug-11 23:19
professionalStarNamer@work15-Aug-11 23:19 
GeneralRe: Had to learn Perl on the fly, whew!! Pin
Paul Darlington15-Aug-11 23:33
Paul Darlington15-Aug-11 23:33 
GeneralRe: Had to learn Perl on the fly, whew!! Pin
Kevin McFarlane19-Aug-11 13:07
Kevin McFarlane19-Aug-11 13:07 
GeneralAren't most languages really the same? Pin
milkplus15-Aug-11 18:46
milkplus15-Aug-11 18:46 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
13xforever15-Aug-11 19:14
13xforever15-Aug-11 19:14 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
RedSonja15-Aug-11 20:51
RedSonja15-Aug-11 20:51 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
rudolfsson15-Aug-11 21:41
rudolfsson15-Aug-11 21:41 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
Rob Grainger15-Aug-11 23:30
Rob Grainger15-Aug-11 23:30 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
rudolfsson15-Aug-11 23:41
rudolfsson15-Aug-11 23:41 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
Kevin McFarlane19-Aug-11 13:11
Kevin McFarlane19-Aug-11 13:11 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
StarNamer@work15-Aug-11 23:51
professionalStarNamer@work15-Aug-11 23:51 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
Julien Villers16-Aug-11 0:12
professionalJulien Villers16-Aug-11 0:12 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
StarNamer@work16-Aug-11 1:02
professionalStarNamer@work16-Aug-11 1:02 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
Doug Domeny17-Aug-11 17:02
professionalDoug Domeny17-Aug-11 17:02 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
CPallini15-Aug-11 22:42
mveCPallini15-Aug-11 22:42 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
Gregory Gadow16-Aug-11 5:13
Gregory Gadow16-Aug-11 5:13 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
Rama Krishna Vavilala16-Aug-11 5:27
Rama Krishna Vavilala16-Aug-11 5:27 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
milkplus16-Aug-11 6:56
milkplus16-Aug-11 6:56 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
Rama Krishna Vavilala16-Aug-11 9:51
Rama Krishna Vavilala16-Aug-11 9:51 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
Kevin McFarlane19-Aug-11 13:22
Kevin McFarlane19-Aug-11 13:22 

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