I don't want to start a religious war or anything, but I do have questions about a few languages. I have a project that was originally done in Java and was about 75% complete, but now it has to be redone, the conditions are quite different than they were 4-5 years ago when the previous code was written.
While I've been doing research, I'd like to get some background on the different languages at this point so I have a good idea what I can focus on and what I can (likely) ignore.
I see, in the FAQ, that open ended questions like this are discouraged. But I don't know of other programming forums that aren't focused on a specific language.
So are there appropriate ways to ask such a question? (Actually it's several questions about C++, Python, Perl, Java and cross platform stuff.)