No, Dr. Dre, you need to choose what's the most suitable language to solve the problem. Believe it or not, the complexity of the application changes dramatically with a language that thinks differently from the problem class at hand.
For example, consider a simple app that converts strips non-ASCII characters by converting them to their ASCII counterparts.
Lets say your manager loves BASIC and writes it as below
OPEN "unstripped" FOR INPUT AS #1 OPEN "stripped" FOR OUTPUT AS #2 WHILE NOT EOF(1) a$ = INPUT$(1, 1) n = ASC(a$) IF n > 127 THEN PRINT #2, CHR$(ASC(a$) - 128); ELSE PRINT #2, a$; END IF WEND CLOSE ENDThat is quite reasonable, isn't it? You could probably write something equivalent in C, Java or related languages.
Yes, but look how much simpler it would be if Perl was chosen as the language of choice.
perl -pe 'y/\x80-\xff/\x00-\x7f/'Its a one liner you type on the command line. For text processing, Perl tends to beat any other language.