How Many Languages Can I Learn At Once?
And then there were those clever employees who thought that even though this was a single date field--why not enter a range of dates on which the offenses took place? And how do you distinguish a range of dates within one month, and a range of months and years? Disambiguating 7/06-9/08 is harder than it looks--because 7/6 through 7/9/08 is perilously close to 7/06 through 9/08. Loads of fun! By the time I was done, I had a mass of regular expressions and gobs of tools for processing strings.
Today I started learning 4GL (which I had never seen before), so that I can convert existing code to SQL stored procedures (which I have only limited experience doing). And next week? They'll probably have me translate APL procedures to Snobol. Or perhaps I'll find myself coding FORTRAN II again. Anything's possible at the State of Idaho!