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Prerequisites for learning other JVM Languages

Rahul Shivsharan
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Joined: Jun 17, 2009
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Hi,

There are new bunch of JVM languages getting importance in the market,

so just wanted to know,

to learn Jython, whether i need to know Python,
to learn JRuby, whether i need to know Ruby.

Mike Simmons
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No, neither of these require prerequisites. You can think of them as slightly different dialects of the original language, so close that if you know one, you also know 99% of what you need to know about the other. You can learn Python and then Jython, or Jython and then Python - either way, whichever one you learn second will be trivially easy. For the most part.
 
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